The country will receive an international mission of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 5 to 8 April to deepen the dialogue on the graduation process of Angola to Least Advanced Country (LAC), announced last week in Luanda the State secretary of Planning Milton Reis.
Speaking at the briefing of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) Milton Reis highlighted that the mission aims to strengthen and technically upgrade participants, to describe and deal with specified indicators of the gradual process of Angola to PMA.
The official advanced that on 6 April it will be held a seminar on National Strategy of Smooth Transition (ENTS) in which it will be analyzed the studies related to the Evaluation of Gaps of the Productive Capacities (EGPC), Vulnerability Profile, Evaluation of the Covid-19 Impact and the Graduation with Impulse.
The official emphasized that the mentioned mission will include experts of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UNDESA) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Office of the Representative of the United Nations for Least Developed Countries.
It also include the Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Angola.
The official explained that the general objective of the technical mission is to support the country in the preparation of a National Strategy of Smooth Transition (ENTS), fully aligned with the Government´s medium-term strategies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The technical mission of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has the specific objectives of presenting the results of the analytical work carried out by the conference, technical and high-level discussions on the way forward for Angola´s ENTS, as well as approving a work plan, with a view to the process of elaboration and monitoring of the ENTS.
On the other hand, Milton Reis made it known that in relation to the monitoring of the projects and programs of the National Development Plan (PDN 2018-2022), within the scope of the visit to verify the Works of the Integrated Plan for Intervention to Municipalities (PIIM), the Multisectorial Technical Group carried out verification visits to the nine municipalities of Luanda.
Milton Reis also highlighted the holding of the European Union-Angola Business Forum, which began today in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, under the motto “Angola a new destination for European investment” and is attended by around 800 participants, in a hybrid format, with 100 face-to-face and 700 virtual.
However, to recall that the aforementioned forum was co-organized by the European Union and Angola and includes private sector representatives, with priority given to the sectors of Agriculture, Energy and Water, and Information Technologies.