Angola: State Secretary for New Model of Cooperation With Europe

Luanda — The Secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança, defended on Monday a new model of cooperation with European countries based on principles of action programme of the Angolan government, aiming to secure macro-economic stability in the country and betterment of the Angolans' living standards.

The official said so during the assessment meeting of actions carried out by the national sectors in 2012.

During the meeting, Ângela Bragança referred that the change of geopolitical of Europe, following the political, economic and social phenomena, such as the fall of the former soviet bloc and the current crisis in Euro zone, compelled their states to reformulate the

cooperation model with the Angolan government.

According to the Angolan diplomat, the former pattern of cooperation used by the donor states and receiver ones was replaced by the so called institutional and entrepreneurial cooperation, which is stimulated by the level of new business environment enshrined in the

new law on private investment in Angola, through policies and programmes for the development.

To her, policies such as the 2025 Vision programme, a long-term strategy defined by the Angolan executive aimed, among others, to diversify the economy, promote the training of cadres and expand the international trade, must serve as a boosting element in the

establishment of cooperation partnerships with European countries.

Organised by Europe desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting gathered directors of the interchange and cooperation offices from various ministries.

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