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Angola prioritizes economic diplomacy to attract foreign investments

Angola, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is prioritizing the implementation of an economic diplomacy so as to attract more foreign investments into the country.

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Tete Antonio, announced so on Monday in Luanda, when addressing the methodological workshop on administration and finance, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from April 9 to 14, through its Secretary General, aimed to provide public servants with up-to-date tools for better technical and professional performance.

In his speech, the secretary said that the ministry has the enormous task of contributing to the recovery and development of the national economy, for the social well-being of the Angolan people.

According to the official, in this regard, the sector is tasked to strengthen the participation of Angola in international relations, in bilateral, multilateral and regional domains, with particular emphasis on the African continent.

Nevertheless, he considered key the equipping of the Ministry with human, financial and technological resources capabilities.

The workshop, aimed for financial attaches and administrators, Antonio emphasized the importance of political relations with the different partners.

In last February, the Angolan Head of State, Joao Lourenco, had defended a diplomacy turned to the economic sector, with the aim of attracting major private investment to the country.

According to the Angolan statesman the focus on economic diplomacy must also be used as a way to place Angolan products in other markets, highlighting the fact that diplomatic missions play an important role in the execution of the foreign policy of states.

Lourenco had explained that in the case of Angola, and considering its present situation, the diplomatic sector must show responsibility in securing greater cooperation.

Source: NewsGhana

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