13 December 2012

Angola: Austria May Sell Angolan Natural Gas in EU Territory

Luanda — The Government of Austria may become official seller of the Angolan natural gas in the European Union (EU) territory, under the partnership on the LNG project located in Soyo, northern Zaire province.

This was revealed Thursday in Luanda by the Austrian ambassador to Angola, Martin Gartner.

Resident in South Africa, Martin Gartner, who paid a three-day working visit to the country, said that the matter is currently being negotiated between the governments of the two countries.

The talks are in good track, despite the preliminary aspects, said the diplomat that did not add further data on the agreement to be signed by the two states.

Martin Gartner stressed that "currently the national oil and gas company in Austria is interested in trading the Angolan natural gas in the EU zone, hoping to set up a partnership with the LNG project.

The ambassador met, among others, with vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, State secretary of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto and Health minister, José Van-Dúnem.

Angola and Austria enjoy normal cooperation relations, special in the domains of politics, diplomacy, transport, education and health.

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