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Ambassador slams opposition to Angolan investments


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Lisbon - The Angolan ambassador to Portugal, José Marcos Barrica, Friday here slammed "small segments" of the Portuguese society that oppose Angolan investments  in that European country..

The ambassador was speaking during the launch of a special magazine on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of peace in Angola.

Marcos Barrica appealed for a combat against "these small segments that are past-sick spirit biased and think should continue creating  ghosts against the institutions of Angola and its leaders.”

He said the two countries should take advantages of existing relations to come together and suffocate the said small groups that seek to disturb he harmony and sound coexistence between Angolans and Portuguese.

Commenting on the future of the relations with Portugal in  coming ten years, Marcos Barrica said he hopes for the consolidation of the positive aspects between the two countries and peoples.

He also stated that the ties linking the two peoples and countries are historical and should be preserved.

As to the Angolan investments in Portugal, the diplomat said there is a deficit as compared with that of Portugal in the country.

To him, Angolan investments in Portugal reach such vital areas as the banking that is relevant from the economic and financial strategic point of view.

The ambassador also recalled that the Angolan investments in Portugal reach about four per cent of the European country's Gross Domestic Product, which could still be improved.

He Said that the segments of the Portuguese society that misunderstand the positioning of Angola in Portugal must let the undertakers to work and circulate in Angola and Portugal as the global world seeking the internationalisation of business markets should not create barriers based on subjectivisms.