British minister wants more UK companies to invest in Angola

10 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 10 Dec – The British minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, Wednesday in Luanda said he wanted to see more British companies investing in Angola, given the recent boost to two-way relations and the strategic partnership between the countries in several sectors.

Bellingham, who was speaking at the end of a three-day visit to Angola said that the basis for this wish were the result achieved at the Angola-Great Britain business forum, an event attended by British companies present in international markets.

He said that the god news was that British companies did not only want to trade with Angola, but above all wanted to make investments. He further noted that he wanted Angolan companies to go to London.

At the end of his visit to Angola from5 to 8 of this month, the British minister for Africa mentioned interest in increasing cooperation between academics and universities, and announced an agreement with Agostinho Neto University, which involves British companies BP and Amec.

During his stay in Angola the minister visited the university campus with a view to setting up ties with British educational establishments and cooperating with the university’s new botanical gardens. (macauhub)