France is available to support Angolan authorities to make Angola one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations in the medium and long term, France’s ambassador to Angola, Sylvain Itté, said according to Angolan news agency Angop.
Itté said made the statements on Wednesday in Mbanza Kongo during a meeting with members of the Provincial Council of Social Consultation and Dialogue guided by the governor, José Joanes André.
The ambassador said he knew of several African countries without the potential that Angola has in terms of tourism, but which have become destinations for many visitors.
Itté, who travelled to the capital of Zaire province, as part of a three-day working visit to the region, which began last Monday in the municipality of Soyo, said that France intends to collaborate in boosting tourism in the region in the historic centre of Mbanza Kongo, listed as a World Heritage Site on 8 July.
“My presence here is intended to ensure that we can help develop a tourism strategy for this region, starting with vocational training and the awakening of people’s interest in their historical and cultural heritage,” he said.
The ambassador recalled that France is third on the list of top investors in Angola, behind the United States of America and China, with more than 70 French companies, predominantly in the oil sector, operating in Angola. (macauhub)