August 16th 2004 - What is Angola looking to achieve at the
Angola is quite optimistic about the development of this
regional economic organization, especially in light of
the fact that it has matured greatly over the years.
with the initiation of the structural program, the completion
of the strategic documents, the development and economic
plans, the adoption of the political and defense organ – the
strategic vision of SADC is moving ahead on an economic
and political point of vue. The next few years will therefore
see the achievement of the grand objectives of SADC to
poverty and stimulate the development of our region.
Is this part of the reconstruction strategy of the country?
Yes, yes, the indicative strategic plan has an important
objective, which is the reduction of poverty in our continent.
This fight against poverty and hunger includes various key
activities such as the assurance of regular food distribution,
human development, the rehabilitation of economic and social
infrastructure, the fundamental guarantee of peace and security
in our region, along with the development of our educational
Will the privatization process take place next year in Angola?
The privatization process has already started in Angola.
As you know, Angola has gone through a certain political
and military instability which has not allowed for the initiation,
in a general sense, of its economic reform program. Today,
Angola continues its efforts towards greater economic stability
and we will continue implementing our main government objectives,
which include the continuation of our privatization process.
Angola is a partner of the United States for the production and supply of oil.
How are you looking to build this relationship?
I believe that the relation between Angola and the United
States is a strong relationship. We are hoping to increase
our bilateral collaboration in the area of oil production,
while working together for the reconstruction and development
of Angola’s economy. Thank you.