Angola and Brazil discuss fisheries cooperation

29 July 2015

The Minister of Fisheries of Angola, Victoria de Barros Neto, will conclude an official visit to Brazil with the signing of agreements to deepen levels of cooperation between the two countries, the Angolan Fisheries Ministry said in a statement published in Luanda.

The minister’s first event in Brazil was at the Angolan Embassy in Brasilia, where she met Monday with Ambassador Nelson Cosme and other Angolan diplomats, to whom she communicated the aims of the mission.

Barros Neto said her visit was very important as it aims to achieve a major goal of the government on increasing catches and promoting fish farming in the country to end hunger and reduce poverty by increasing production, the number of jobs and the income of the Angolan people.

The visit’s agenda includes an Angola/Brazil seminar sponsored by the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Brazil with the aim of reaching a better understanding of the sector in Brazil.

At the seminar’s opening session the ,minister said Angola was interested in cooperating with Brazil in the areas of training, research, monitoring and strengthening business cooperation and the Brazilian Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hélder Barbalho reiterated the commitment of his ministry to continue with bilateral cooperation started in 2004.

This official visit will last until the 1 August when Minister Victoria de Barros Neto and her delegation are due to return to Luanda. (macauhub/AO/BR)