Angola and Mozambique sign memoranda of understanding in geological and mining sector

20 May 2014

Angola’s Geology and Mining Ministry and Mozambique’s Mining Resources Ministry Monday in Luanda signed three memoranda of understanding in the geological and mining sector, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

The memoranda are intended to boost the relationship between Angolan iron and steel company Empresa Nacional de Ferros de Angola (Ferrangol) and Mozambican mining company Empresa Moçambicana de Exploração Mineira (EMEM), between the Angolan Geological Institute and the Mozambique Geological and Mining Institute and between diamond company Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama) and EMEM.

The documents were signed after a meeting of the Angolan Geology and Mining Minister, Francisco Queiroz, with Mozambique’s Mining Resources Minister, Esperança Bias.

“From now on the companies will seek to put into practice what has been agreed on a political level,” said the Angolan minister, noting that the main challenge for both companies was related to human resources.

Minister Esperança Bias said that, with these memoranda, Mozambique intended to make use of Angola’s experience in the mining sector and launch more in-depth cooperation. (macauhub/AO/MZ)