Brazil wants to consolidate development partnership with Angola

25 November 2011

Luanda, Angola, 25 Nov – Brazil’s minister for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Fernando Pimentel said Wednesday in Luanda that his country wanted to remain an active partner in Angola’s development in particular and Africa in general.

Speaking at the opening session of the “Brasil Casas Design” (Brazil Houses Design) exhibition, the minister said that the deep ties that bound Angolans and Brazilian were what made the economic, trade, scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries strong.

According to the minister, the event, organised by the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex-Brasil) and the Brazilian embassy in Angola, can be seen as the first result of the Brazilian government’s decision to make the Angolan market a priority within its trade relations with Africa.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, the Brazilian ambassador to Angola, Ana Cabral, announced that in 2011 Brazil was expected to import goods and services from Africa calculated at US$15 billion.

Luanda’s “Brasil Casa Design” includes product displays and a photographic exhibition. (macauhub)