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Angola: Governmental delegation at AGOA 2010 Forum in US

Monday, 02 August 2010 Published: |


Angolan governmental delegation, led by the Trade minister, Maria Idalina Valente, is attending the 9th Forum of the Economic and Commercial Co-operation between the US and the Sub-Saharan African countries, on August 02-06, in the United States.

The 9th African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) Forum will be held in Washington DC and Kansas City under the theme "New Strategies for a Changing World".

The Angolan delegation, which arrived in Washington on Saturday evening, is comprised by the secretary of State for Agriculture, José Amaro Tati, Transports deputy minister, Carla Ribeiro, and the health deputy minister, Carlos Masseca, as well as a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX).

The delegation is also integrated by the national directors of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, director of the office of the secretary of State for Agriculture, director of Energy and Water department, as well as higher technicians of the Ministries of Trade, Economic Co-ordination and Health, besides business representatives of Angola Angolan diplomats in US.

The AGOA Forum will bring together more than 600 participants, including senior U.S. and African officials, as well as U.S. and African members of the private sector and civil society.

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and USAID Administrator Raj Shah will also participate in the forum.