Angola’s commitment to preservation of seas highlighted

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Lisbon – Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Maria do Rosário Sambo Saturday reiterated the country’s commitment to the execution of actions for the scientific development of techniques of defence of the seas to ensure the planet sustainability.

The minister was speaking at Ministerial High-Level Conference with theme Atlantic Cooperation in Research and Innovation for a sustainable ocean.

 

The event took place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Ponta Delgada Island, in Portugal.

 

The minister said that Angola has a large maritime zone of the Atlantic coast, one of the key elements for the wellbeing, profitability and security of the current and future generations.

 

Maria do Rosário Sambo defended the conservation and the sustainable of the oceans, seas and maritime resources, as laid down in the African Union Agenda 2063.

 

She said Angola is part of the Atlantic International Research Centre, a platform of scientific cooperation for production and knowledge and data sharing on space, atmosphere, the oceans and climate changes.

 

The minister spoke of the country’s availability to join the international partnerships, aimed at developing the specific scientific programmes to safeguard the Atlantic and its sustainability.

 

Accompanied by the Angola Ambassador to Portugal, Carlos Alberto da Fonseca, the minister attended the event as special guest of her Portuguese counterpart, Manuel Heitor.

 

The conference, which gathered specialists from various countries, discussed the role of the oceans in regulating the climate.

 

The participants also discuss blue economy, the bottom of the sea, the fisheries, the biodiversity, among others topics.

The minister was speaking at Ministerial High-Level Conference with theme Atlantic Cooperation in Research and Innovation for a sustainable ocean.

 

The event took place under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Ponta Delgada Island, in Portugal.

 

The minister said that Angola has a large maritime zone of the Atlantic coast, one of the key elements for the wellbeing, profitability and security of the current and future generations.

 

Maria do Rosário Sambo defended the conservation and the sustainable of the oceans, seas and maritime resources, as laid down in the African Union Agenda 2063.

 

She said Angola is part of the Atlantic International Research Centre, a platform of scientific cooperation for production and knowledge and data sharing on space, atmosphere, the oceans and climate changes.

 

The minister spoke of the country’s availability to join the international partnerships, aimed at developing the specific scientific programmes to safeguard the Atlantic and its sustainability.

 

Accompanied by the Angola Ambassador to Portugal, Carlos Alberto da Fonseca, the minister attended the event as special guest of her Portuguese counterpart, Manuel Heitor.

 

The conference, which gathered specialists from various countries, discussed the role of the oceans in regulating the climate.

 

The participants also discuss blue economy, the bottom of the sea, the fisheries, the biodiversity, among others topics.