The new ambassador of Portugal in Luanda admitted that the impact of the covid-19 pandemic is “worrying” from a business point of view, but underlined that the two countries share “a willingness to work together in the present and in the future”.
Pedro Pessoa and Costa, who today presented his credentials to the Angolan President, João Lourenço, said that Portugal and Angola are two countries “friends, with many years of relations”, stressing that Portuguese companies make “true partnerships” with Angolans .
“These are two countries that share the same language, history and, above all, the desire to work together in the present and in the future,” he told reporters after leaving the meeting with the Angolan head of state.
Asked about the impact of the pandemic on Portuguese companies present in the Angolan market, he said that they are feeling the effects negatively and trying to adapt.
“It is obvious that it is having [impact], when talking about quarantine and confinements, the arrival of workers in large works that are not considered priority is something that is worrying from the business point of view”, acknowledged the diplomat.
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