João Lourenço considered it essential to attract knowledge, advances in science, technology, capital and private investment to transform local raw materials locally.
With this, the Head of State hopes to create more wealth, well-being, jobs and opportunities for growth. It is in this wake that the Angolan president declared that he sees the future of Africa with optimism and understands that the dream of developing the continent is achievable. In this regard, he referred to the experience of other continents such as Asia, which in half a century has passed from importer to exporter, competing with First World countries.
He also pointed to the example of the Emirates and other countries in the Persian Gulf, mentioning how good use of oil revenues can help diversify economies. The Angolan statesman defended for Africa a sustainable development that respects and preserves nature, for the benefit of the future generations, favouring the use of clean and renewable sources of energy. João Lourenço has been in the United Arab Emirates since Saturday (12), on an official mission, at the invitation of the local authorities.
In the UAE, the Head of State participated as a guest of honour in the "Zayed for Sustainability" award ceremony. The president was accompanied in this mission to the United Arab Emirates by Cabinet ministers and aides.