European Union supports agricultural development in Cabinda, Angola

7 May 2018

The European Union (EU) will support the agricultural sector in the Angolan enclave province of Cabinda as part of its new development aid plan, in partnership with the ministries of economy and planning, Angolan ambassador Tomas Ulicny said in the city of Cabinda.

The ambassador, who was in Cabinda for two days, stressed that this commitment to agriculture in the region “is very important because there is potential here to develop this activity,” according to the Angop news agency.

He also pointed out that the provincial government projects, within the context of the promotion of agricultural activity, are “on the right path and could contribute to the achievement of the objectives,” which can help in the growth of the economy, as well as the supply of rural products to the province, in response to the fight against hunger and poverty.

According to the ambassador, the private sector will be the top priority in the next phase of European support, given the diversification of the economy, as Angola can no longer depend on revenues from the sale of oil products to cover 95% of the State Budget. (macauhub)