Africa-Press – Angola. The Polish ambassador to Angola, Piotr Mysliwiec, considered this Thursday, in Luanda, that the volume of annual commercial transactions between his country and Angola is insufficient, given the potential of both countries.
In the view of the Polish diplomat, after an audience with the Chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the Private Investment and Export Agency (AIPEX), Lello Francisco, said that “the trade balance between Poland and Angola is still very low , estimated at around 30 million dollars per year, a value below the potential and opportunities of the two countries”.
According to the ambassador, Poland essentially imports ornamental stones and wood from Angola, a fact that he believes does not reflect the exploration of business opportunities that Angola offers.
In order to change the current situation, the diplomat points out that it is necessary to make known the potential and business opportunities in Angola.
“The Angola-Poland Business Forum is a prime opportunity for Poland to make its economic and business potential better known”, he asserted.
To this end, he stressed that it is essential to increase the level of cooperation and strengthen relations with AIPEX, as well as with other Angolan entities and institutions.
In this context, the ambassador said that the meeting with the PCA of AIPEX served to refine the preparations for the visit of the Polish business and economic mission to Angola, for the Angola-Poland Economic Forum, taking place between the 8th and 9th of February.
Piotr Mysliwiec added that his country’s delegation would be represented by 12 companies, particularly linked to the high technology sector, such as, for example, some specializing in border control and defense and others in the IT and finance sector.
On the other hand, the ambassador added that the signing of some agreements is being prepared, particularly with AIPEX and its counterpart in Poland.
On his turn, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Private Investment and Exports Agency (AIPEX), Lello Francisco, said that the Angola-Poland Economic Forum will count on the national business community from all segments of economic activity.