23 June 2012

Angola Signs Memo With Portugal and Brazil

Rio De Janeiro — Angola, through the Ministry of Environment, signed on Friday in Rio de Janeiro, an amendment to the memorandum of understanding other intentions with Portugal and Brazil, on the fringes of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, taking place in Brazil.

The signing act of the documents was witnessed by the Vice-president of the Republic, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, who is representing the Angolan Head of State in the UN summit.

The Angolan Environment Minister, Maria de Fátima Jardim and her Portuguese counterpart, Assuncao Crista, signed the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding that aims to send industrial wastes produced in Angola to Portugal, further handling of this problem in the country.

In the ceremony, the Angolan Environment Minister also signed the Memorandum of Intentions with the Brazilian State of Tocantis with its Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainable Development, Divaldo Rezende.

The signing ceremony of the documents happened in the stand of Angola in the African pavilion created on the fringes of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development.

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