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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:39 - Updated Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:38

Angola: Profile of new minister of Economy and Planning

Luanda - The new minister of Economy and Planning, Pedro Luís da Fonseca, recently appointed by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, was Secretary of State for Planning and Territorial Development before taking office.

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Minister of Economia and Planning, Pedro Luís da Fonseca

Photo: Pedro Parente

Pedro Luís da Fonseca acted as Secretary of State for Planning and Territorial Development, during composition of the government after the general elections of 2012. He was also Deputy Minister of Planning for 2008/2012 mandate.

The incumbent Minister of Economy and Planning also acted as National Director of Studies and Planning of the Ministry of Planning (1998), National Director of Economic Programming of the same institution (1990-1994 and National Director of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of  External Trade (1988/1990).

He was also Assistant Professor of International Economics at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Angola in the academic years 2003/04 and 2004/05.

From 1980 to 1985, he held the position of first secretary of JMPLA youth wing group in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Minister Pedro Fonseca was born in Luanda and on November 17, 1957.

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