Angolan President addresses cooperation with US diplomat

  • Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, grants audience to US ambassador, Nina Fite (L)
  • USA ambassador to Angola, Nina Fite, in the end of the audience with the Angolan President
  • Presidente da República, João Lourenço (à dir.), recebe em audiência embaixadora dos EUA em Angola, Nina Fite
Luanda – President João Lourenço addressed last Monday, with the US ambassador, Nina Fite, issues relating to the cooperation between the two countries, during an audience granted to the North American diplomat.

In the end of the meeting, the American diplomat said to the press that topic such as the new Administration of President Joe Biden were addressed, its priorities and the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Regarding the pandemic, the ambassador stressed that it is important to highlight that the United States of American has rejoined the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

She went on to inform that the USA is participating in the COVAX Program and had approved a budget of US $4 billion to aid in vaccine distribution at world level, including Angola.

 

In the framework of combating the spread of Covid-19, The COVAX alliance was  formed, and initiative of the WHO to assure equal access to the vaccine among all countries.

 

Nina Fite also highlighted the USA return to the Paris Agreement - a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016.

 

To the US ambassador, this is an area that helps Angola, further stressing that “we have to work with the Okavango project”.

 

Okavango-Zambeze is one of the most ambitious tourism projects in Southern Africa, covering a total area of 278,000 square kilometers.

 

It aims to encourage cross-border tourism between Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.

 

The American diplomat said that during the audience other issues of bilateral interest were also addressed.

 

She said the US has new programs related to the teaching of English to the Angolan military and government officials", expressed Nina Fite, reassuring the continuation of good relations between the new administration of the United States and Angola".

 

According to the ambassador, President Biden's administration considers Africa a top priority in the continent, in which he intends to work on the health and environment field, and strengthen democracy.

 

The audience happens five days after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America.

 

Angola and the USA established official diplomatic affairs in 1993.

 

The Energy sector is on the center of the co-operation relations between both countries. The American Ex-ImBank made available a credit line to support exportations from USA to Angola.

 

The United States-Angola Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting trade and investment between the two countries.

In the end of the meeting, the American diplomat said to the press that topic such as the new Administration of President Joe Biden were addressed, its priorities and the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Regarding the pandemic, the ambassador stressed that it is important to highlight that the United States of American has rejoined the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

She went on to inform that the USA is participating in the COVAX Program and had approved a budget of US $4 billion to aid in vaccine distribution at world level, including Angola.

 

In the framework of combating the spread of Covid-19, The COVAX alliance was  formed, and initiative of the WHO to assure equal access to the vaccine among all countries.

 

Nina Fite also highlighted the USA return to the Paris Agreement - a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance, signed in 2016.

 

To the US ambassador, this is an area that helps Angola, further stressing that “we have to work with the Okavango project”.

 

Okavango-Zambeze is one of the most ambitious tourism projects in Southern Africa, covering a total area of 278,000 square kilometers.

 

It aims to encourage cross-border tourism between Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.

 

The American diplomat said that during the audience other issues of bilateral interest were also addressed.

 

She said the US has new programs related to the teaching of English to the Angolan military and government officials", expressed Nina Fite, reassuring the continuation of good relations between the new administration of the United States and Angola".

 

According to the ambassador, President Biden's administration considers Africa a top priority in the continent, in which he intends to work on the health and environment field, and strengthen democracy.

 

The audience happens five days after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America.

 

Angola and the USA established official diplomatic affairs in 1993.

 

The Energy sector is on the center of the co-operation relations between both countries. The American Ex-ImBank made available a credit line to support exportations from USA to Angola.

 

The United States-Angola Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting trade and investment between the two countries.