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President of Angola with intense agenda in the US

Luanda, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of Angola, João Lourenço, kept an agenda full of meetings outside of his participation in the United States-Africa Business Summit, in Dallas, Texas, the Angolan Presidency reported today.

The day before, the president held a conversation with his Liberian counterpart, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, whose central topic was bilateral relations.

He also received in audience the president of the North American Business Council for Africa, Florizelle Liser, and the special presidential coordinator of the United States for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein.

Considered one of the closest collaborators of the North American president, Joe Biden, Hochstein was accompanied by the permanent representative of that country to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield.

Lourenço also spoke with the president of the Texas Chamber of Commerce, Posso Ganame, who attended the meeting along with several businessmen who are members of that entity.

In statements to the press after the exchange, Ganame highlighted the importance of Angola for those interested in the oil, mining and energy sectors, and considered that it is a nation with immense potential for investments.

This Tuesday the Angolan head of state also spoke in two panels within the United States-Africa Business Summit. The first was dedicated to the construction of infrastructure in Africa, from the perspective of its financing.

The president highlighted the role that the United States currently plays in the development of Angola, and gave as an example the agreements signed on that same day for the construction of almost 200 metal bridges throughout the country and photovoltaic power plants.

Likewise, he alluded to the consolidation and expansion of the Lobito Corridor as strategic infrastructure, pointing out that its existence serves to insert the nation into the development of the region.

Meanwhile, in the second panel, on the continent’s energy future, Lourenço pointed out that African countries will continue to be highly dependent on a combination of energy obtained from fossil resources and environmentally friendly sources.

He commented that Angola currently generates enough energy and plans to export it to other neighboring nations, but is faced with the challenge of creating the necessary distribution networks to bring that electricity to the population, places of economic interest and anyone who demands it.

He meant that this is a common factor to other countries on the continent, since they have enough water and sun resources to produce the energy they require for their consumption and development, but they need to invest in infrastructure.