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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:19 - Updated Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:05

Minister stresses importance of technology in economic growth

Luanda - Science, technology and innovation are important tools that influence economic and social growth for building a knowledge society, said Tuesday in Luanda, the Minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Teixeira.

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Minister of Science and Technology, Maria Cândida Teixeira

Photo: Gaspar Santos

The minister said so at the opening of the first forum "Future of Science and Technology", which is taking place in Luanda under the motto: The impact of science, technology and innovation on growth and diversification of the economy.

According to the minister, the country needs the insertion of science, technology and innovation in governance and society, given the importance of these instruments in leveraging the economy and being indispensable pillars for the sustainability of any country, particularly with regard to the sustainable development.

The Forum aims to raise awareness among policy-makers and social partners of the importance of integrating science, technology and innovation into the country's sustainable development.

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