Angola’s FIL may organise trade fair in Sao Tome and Principe

1 July 2013

The chairman of the Luanda International Fair (FIL), Matos Cardoso, said Friday on the island of Principe that his company may organise a trade fair on the archipelago if the Sao Tome and Principe showed interest in doing so, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

At e meeting with the Sao Tome ministers for Public Works, Infrastructure and the Environment, Osvaldo de Abreu, of Trade and Tourism, Demóstenes Pires dos Santos and of Planning and Finance, Hélio Almeida, Matos Cardoso also said that FIL would provide the equipment needed to set up a small exhibitors park.

Referring to the support that Angolan businesspeople could provide to Sao Tome and Principe, the chairman of FIL, which in Angola is responsible for organising the Luanda International Fair (Filda), amongst other events, noted that this year’s edition of the fair would have over 1,000 exhibitors from 36 countries.

“So, if the right conditions are set up, Some of those companies could visit Sao Tome and Principe in order to assess locally what business opportunities are available on the archipelago,” said Matos Cardoso, who headed up the delegation of Angolan businesspeople due to return to Luanda Monday following a meeting with the president of Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa.

The exhibitors that take part in Angola’s fairs are from all business sectors and include multinational oil companies, telecommunications, infrastructure and construction companies as well as trade, agriculture and fishing companies.

The Minister for Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and the Environment, Osvaldo de Abreu, pointed out to the businesspeople that Sao Tome and Principe was a politically stable country and gave assurances that investments made by Angolan businesspeople would be guaranteed. (macauhub)