Portuguese business mission travels to Cabinda, Angola

25 November 2010

Cabinda, Angola, 25 Nov –  A mission of Portuguese businesspeople Wednesday began a three-day visit to Angola’s Cabinda province for direct contacts with local associations and businesspeople with a view to setting up business partnerships, one of the members of the mission said in Cabinda.

Patrícia Formigo, of the Portuguese Industrial Association-Business Confederation (AIP), told Angolan news agency Angop that, following a visit two years ago and meetings with business associations in Benguela, Huíla and Huambo provinces, “it was decided this year to visit Cabinda where we think there are also many business opportunities.”

This Portuguese business mission aims generally to discuss all business opportunities with the Angolan authorities, specifically in the oil, services, wood, agricultural, real estate and construction sectors.

AIP has 75,000 associates whilst the Lisbon Region Business Association (AERLIS) has 85,000 members, all from the Lisbon region.

During its stay in Cabinda, the Portuguese business mission will meet with local business associations and the Chamber of Commerce as well as with local businesspeople to exchange information on potential partnerships and protocols of intention as well as areas for exploration or investment.(macauhub)