Angolan and Japanese ministers look into ways of cooperating in the future

10 February 2011

Cape Town, South Africa, 10 Feb – Angola’s minister for Geology and Mining, Joaquim David, said Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa that Angola had huge potential in the geology and mining area.

David, who was speaking at the end of a meeting with the Japanese deputy minister for the Economy, Trade and Industry, Nakayama Toshikatsu, said they had looked into ways of the two governments working on future projects together.

“Japan is a very strong country in the areas of technology and finances, but it doesn’t have natural resources. Therefore we discussed ways of using our potential, which includes mining resources and complementing that with the manufacturing capacity and financial capabilities of the Japanese,” said the minister, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The minister also said that, “Japan could be, in the future, a partner with which we would not just have exploration and export of raw materials, but also the use of technology and financial capacity to drive manufacturing to mutual benefit.” (macauhub)