Angola: Ministers travel to Brazil to boost cooperation in hotel and tourism sector

22 April 2009

Luanda, Angola, 22 April – An Angolan government delegation made up of the Ministers for Hotels and Tourism, Pedro Mutinde, and Public Works, Higino Carneiro, is due to travel to Brazil in June in order to boost and consolidate bilateral cooperation, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The agency cited a source from the Brazilian Tourism Ministry as saying that the trip followed a recent visit to Angola by Brazil’s Tourism Minister, Luiz Barreto Filho.

The source also noted that technicians from the ministries would accompany the ministers who would deal with regulating and defining, alongside their Brazilian counterparts, the stages and mechanisms for putting into practice the bilateral cooperation agreement signed on 17 April in the Angolan capital.

The agreement, which involves three aspects, covers the definition of a tourism master plan for Angola, qualification of staff in the networks linked to tourism, as well as support for Brazilian investments and services linked to hotel construction and assistance for supply of services.

In this area Angola will benefit from help not only in training its staff, but also for construction of a future hotel school in Luanda and for construction of some pre-fabricated hotels to support the Africa Cup of Nations 2010, as there is currently na accommodation deficit for that event.

The Brazilian Tourism Minister, Luiz Barreto Filho, visited Angola between 14 and 17 April in the company of representatives of 26 Brazilian banks and companies. (macauhub)