29 August 2018

Angola: Japan to Provide Agricultural Technology to Angola

Luanda — Japan manifested last Tuesday, in Luanda, its availability to provide to Angola its modern technology used in agriculture, with the aim of helping Angola to develop its agricultural sector, disclosed the chairman of the Angola/Japan Parliamentary Committee of Friendship, Yoshitaka Sakuranda.

Japan intends to contribute to Angola's production boost and economic diversification process through the agricultural sector, said the Japanese official during an audience with the Angolan National Assembly Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

He stressed that agriculture continues to be the main area of co-operation between both countries, which Japan is willing to strengthen more and more.

During the audience, Yoshitaka Sakuranda requested Angola's support for his country to organise the 2025 universal exposition (Expo2025). The host of such international event will be selected, among different bidders, in November this year.

Yoshitaka Sakuranda - who heads a three-person parliamentary team who are in Angola since last Sunday - said he received positive words from the Angolan Speaker of the National Assembly (Parliament).

The Angola/Japan Parliamentary Committee of Friendship was created ten years ago.

The Japanese delegation has already had a meeting with the Angolan National Reserve Bank (BNA) governor, José de Lima Massano, and with the commissioner for Angola's international exhibitions participation, Albina Assis.

Diplomatic relations between Angola and Japan were established in September 1976.

Japan has been developing several projects in Angola, such as in the areas of demining, infrastructures, energy, agriculture, education and health.

On its turn, Angola has been importing from Japan goods like motorcars, as well as steel products and machinery.

The main Japanese imports from Angola are crude-oil and other raw-materials.

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