Angola remains interested in Guinea-Bissau bauxite

11 April 2018

Angola will resume its agricultural and bauxite exploration projects in Guinea-Bissau, Angola’s second deputy speaker, Higino Carneiro, said on Tuesday in Bissau, quoted by the Angolan press.

Carneiro, speaking at the end of an audience with the Guinean head of state José Mário Vaz, expressed Angola’s interest in “continuing to develop the projects,” which began in 2007 with signing a bilateral cooperation agreement.

At that time, Angola took two companies to Guinea-Bissau to conduct mining exploration and agricultural and industrial activities.

“I informed the President that officials are currently in Bissau to work with officials connected to the Bauxite Angola project and another one related to cashew nuts,” said the second deputy speaker of the Angolan parliament.

Carneiro arrived in Bissau on Tuesday and was received by the president of the Guinean parliament, Cipriano Cassamá, by the head of state and the current Prime Minister, Artur Silva, with whom he signed the first bilateral cooperation agreement in 2007.

Cooperation between Angola and Guinea-Bissau was suspended in April 2012, following a military coup in Bissau that led to the forced exit of an Angolan army contingent stationed in the country. (macauhub)