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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00 - Updated Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00

Huila: US wants cooperation with Angola in agriculture field

Quilengues - US ambassador to Angola Helen La Lime Wednesday in Quilengues, some 143 kilometers north of Lubango, Huíla province, called for the need to strengthen cooperation in the fields of agriculture and cattle breeding.

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Helen La Lime - US ambassador to Angola

Photo: António Escrivão

Speaking to the reporters after the evaluation of projects implemented by the US NGO CRS in that locality, the diplomat admitted the possibility of more US investments, at a time Angola is working toward ending dependence on oil.

The diplomat stressed the importance of NGO investments in sector, which,  according to her,  helps farmers increase their production.

After acknowledging that Angola will face tough period in the economy, the ambassador said the parties should work to ensure more contact in the livestock sectors of this province with their American counterparts.

According to diplomat,  these contacts will  attracting new and better investments in Angola.

Helen La Lime said that the Embassy prioritises a strong dialogue  on the challenges in  Angola, described as partner of her country.

The agriculture development project covers 1, 150 families affected by drought since 2012.

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