18 February 2013

Angola: Methodological Workshop Recommends Permanent Training of Trade Cadres

Luanda — The trade sector in Angola currently records quantitative and qualitative gaps of cadres and to overcome this situation the Ministry of Commerce must implement permanent training and capacity building programmes of staff.

This was recommended on Saturday in Luanda in the closing of the Methodological Seminar on External Trade, where the participants discussed, among others, the problems of the increasing of national product exports, cadres' training and the regional challenges within SADC.

According to the final communiqué of the workshop, the country records quantitative and qualitative gaps of negotiating teams to monitor various processes related to trade and the lack of a national institution to support exports.

Speaking to Angop on Friday in the opening session of the event, the Trade Minister Rosa Pacavira said that Angola will create this year a National Institute for Exports Support, an institution that will fundamentally be entitled to promote the access of more national products in the international market.

On his turn, the State Minister and Head of the President's Civil Office, Edeltrudes da Costa, said that the creation of the institute is on account of the need for the country to develop its capacity of exporting products for which Angola presents good competitive and comparative perspectives.

Speaking on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the seminar, Edeltrudes da Costa underlined that the guidelines of Head of the Angolan Executive, José Eduardo dos Santos, the outlining of actions tending to oust Angola from the oil dependency aiming for the effective diversification of the national economy.

So, the future institute will exclusively promote the Access of the national products in the international market in support of the private and public sectors.

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