Durão Barroso to visit Angola in April

6 March 2012

The president of the European Commission (EC), José Manuel Durão Barroso, is due to travel to Angola next April to study along with the government new cooperation measures in the areas of the economy, trade, industry, energy, transport, science and technology, according to a report in Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola Tuesday.

The director for Southern and West Africa and the Indian Ocean of the European Union, Koen Vervaeke told Jornal de Angola that the European Union (EU) also planned to assess with the Angolan authorities which actions could help promote Angola’s development.

The EU has been cooperating with Angola since the 1980s in the areas of education, health, rural development, mine clearing, agriculture, justice, human rights, water and sanitation.

The biggest investment made in Angola by the European Union (EU) was US$70 million in the Local Development Fund, which includes projects in the areas of health and water, in a partnership with the government and the World Bank. (macauhub)