The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) announced that the delegation is headed by Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of AUDA-NEPAD and former Prime Minister of Niger, who arrived in Luanda on Thursday evening for a 48-hour official visit.
In addition to the meeting with Angolan Foreign Minister Tete Antonio, Assane Mayaki’s agenda includes an audience with President João Lourenço at the Palace of Cidade Alta in this capital, the source stated.
He will also attend working meetings with Minister of State for Economic Coordination Manuel Nunes Junior, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Antonio Jose Assis, Transport Minister Ricardo Viegas de Abreu, and President of the Agency for Private Investment and Export Promotion Antonio Henriques da Silva.
According to MIREX, Assane Mayaki offered relevant information about the process to elect the new executive director of AUDA-NEPAD, whose final approval will be in the hands of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, scheduled for February 5-6 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Angolan authorities also hope that the talks with the officials of the African agency facilitate the country’s participation in the existing opportunities to strengthen the regional economic integration, industrialization process, environmental sustainability and institutional development, among other priorities, the Foreign Ministry stated.