Angola invited to attend Russia-Africa summit

8 April 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Angola, through its President João Lourenço, to be represented at the first Russia-Africa economic summit, to be held next October in Moscow, the international press reported.

The invitation came after the Angolan president invited Russian companies to invest more in his country, including in mining, energy, defence, finance, education, and fisheries, as part of a four-day official visit to Russia.

At the meeting between the two presidents, Putin expressed his willingness to increase trade and economic cooperation with Angola in sectors such as diamond mining, fishing, and aerospace.

The Russian President also pointed to the education and training of human resources as other areas in which the two countries can cooperate.

Lourenço said that Angola, in addition to cooperation in the aforementioned sectors, intends to attract Russian investment in order to help diversify the country’s economy.

Lourenço made a four-day visit to Russia, at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, in what was his first visit to that country, including a visit to the Russian parliament and a business forum, in addition to the meeting with Vladimir Putin. (Macauhub)