UN supports Angola in the transition to middle income country

20 November 2015

The United Nations will support Angola in the preparation of the transition programme to a middle-income country, starting in December, a process that should take three years, said Thursday in Luanda a UN senior official on a visit to Angola.

Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and regional director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said that next December the UN General Assembly would vote on Angola’s graduation process.

“The United Nations in general and in particular the UNDP will support Angola to establish its transitional programme,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye.

Angola’s Secretary of State for Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Angela Bragança, welcomed the “prompt and firm” availability of the United Nations and its commitment to supporting the Angolan government in matters of development and sustainability.

If the graduation process is approved, Angola will become the third African middle-income country, alongside Botswana and Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

Abdoulaye Mar Dieye held a three-day visit to Angola, scheduling meetings with the minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz, and the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim. (macauhub/AO/CV)