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Tue, 15 May 2012 17:50 - Updated Wed, 16 May 2012 09:50

British under secretary for Energy, Climate Change expected in Luanda


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Luanda – The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Chairman of the British Business Ambassadors by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Lord Marland, is expected Wednesday in Luanda for a two-day visit to Angola.

According to a note from the British Embassy to Angola delivered to Angop, the visit is intended to strengthen the relations between UK and Angola.

The visit follows another one paid by Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti, to UK on February 2012.

The visit also represents an opportunity for a deepening of existing relations.

As part of the programme, Lord Marland will meet with the ministers of Environment, Finance, Energy and Water and Trade, respectively Fátima Jardim, Carlos Alberto Lopes, João Baptista Borges and Maria Idalina de Oliveira Valente.

The British officials will also hold talks with the director of the National Agency of Private Investment (ANIP), Maria Luísa Perdigão Abrantes, the vice minister of Oil, Anibal Silva and with representatives of local and foreign companies operating in Angola.

According to the source, the talks will also focus on quick development of Angola, share of information and experience, as well as identification of potential areas where the two countries can cooperate.

A meetings with representatives of the National Assembly to discuss matters concerning the 2012 elections in Angola and the interest for foreign policy on the part of  Angolan MPs, are also part of Lord Marland’s visit agenda.