More than 70 Spanish businesspeople due to visit Angola next week

30 April 2014

A delegation of over 70 Spanish businesspeople is due to arrive in Luanda next week to look into business opportunities and sign potential cooperation agreements with their Angolan counterparts, the Spanish ambassador to Angola said in Luanda Tuesday.

Ambassador Julia Alicia Olmo e Romero told Angolan news agency Angop that the visit by the Spanish delegation was part of two-way agreements to encourage business relations between the two countries.

On the sidelines of the 56th Edition of the World Tourism Organisation for Africa, which started Monday in Luanda, the ambassador said that the Spanish delegation included businesspeople from several sectors such as services, retail and industrial education.

“The trip by over 70 Spanish businesspeople precisely reflects the good relationship between Angola and Spain, at a time when our relationship is being consolidated in all areas,” said Olmo e Romero.

According to the ambassador, the visit and its schedule are now being prepared and the trip will include a meeting between businesspeople from both countries.

Olmo e Romero noted that trade between Spain and Angola was satisfactory and that figures for the last few months were particularly encouraging.

Trade between Angola and Spain in 2013 totalled US$3.5 million with Angola selling oil and diamonds to Spain and Spain selling construction materials, cars, foodstuffs and technology to Angola. (macauhub/AO)