UK intends to support agricultural development in Angola

25 February 2015

The UK government intends to support Angola in the process of diversification of the economy, with a focus on the agricultural sector, British Trade Minister David Heath said Tuesday in Luanda.

Heath was speaking after a meeting with the Director-General of the Angola Grains Institute, Benjamin Castelo, with a view to studying specific procedures for establishing partnerships with Angolan institutions related to agriculture, energy and mining.

“We are exploring ways we can make this enormous commercial potential a reality,” said Heath, adding that the recent economic progress achieved by Angola increases the need for the country to move towards economic diversification.

The Director-General of the Angola Grains Institute, Benjamin Castelo, said his institution would submit a memorandum including a definition of proposals and a timetable for the implementation of the document. (macauhub/AO)

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