Angola still interested in bauxite exploration in Guinea Bissau

22 March 2013

Angola’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Georges Chicoti said Thursday in Luanda that Angola was still interested in bauxite exploration in Guinea Bissau, but for that to happen there would need to be “a climate of peace.”

Chicoti was reacting to recent accusations from the Guinea Bissau government that Bauxite Angola, the Angolan company that had planned to explore bauxite (the ore from which aluminium is produced) in the East of Guinea Bissau, had done nothing since it signed an exploration contract seven years ago.

The accusations made by the mining resources minister of the transitional Guinea Bissau government, Daniel Gomes also included that Bauxite Angola had yet to present environmental impact and economic viability studies as outlined in the contract. (macauhub)