Angola’s consul-general in China promotes economic diversification

20 July 2016

The need for diversification of Angola’s economy was the basis of a visit to three provinces of China by the new Consul-General of Angola in Guangzhou, according to a statement quoted by Angolan news agency Angop.

In meetings held in the capital of Guangxi and the provinces of Fujian and Hainan, the Consul-General João Baptista da Costa asked partners to mobilise companies and local entrepreneurs to form partnerships in Angola, under the private investment policy in force in the country.

The diplomat recalled the priority sectors whose production could help to develop the Angolan economy, including agriculture, food and manufacturing and the services sectors such as insurance and reinsurance.

In Nanning, capital of the autonomous region of Guangxi, Costa established contacts for cooperation in the development of biodiversity and a green economy and received an invitation from the local authorities for Angola to take part in Expo Asia to be held next September.

In Fujian Province, contacts focused on the petrochemical, aquaculture, food and textiles sectors where the region is a leader in China.

On the island of Hainan, the Consul-General focused on staff training as in the future young Angolans may attend the various educational institutions in the province. (macauhub/AO/CN)