LUANDA, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto is making a visit to Singapore to conduct an exploratory business economic diplomacy mission to the South East Asian city State, which is Asia's sixth largest financial centre.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a media statement here Tuesday that the minister had already met Singapore's Finance Minister, leaders of the Singapore Business Federation and the Government Investment Corporation as well as representatives of some of the main business groups in the island nation.

Augusto, who is accompanied by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Diamantino Azevedo, will also participate in a roundtable with several groups of businessmen from Singapore. Also in the Angolan delegation are the Treasury Secretary of State, Vera Daves de Sousa, the Angolan President's Assistant for the Productive Sector, Isaac Maria dos Anjos, as well as Ismael Gaspar Martins, a non-executive director of the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, and SebastiAPound o Gaspar Martins, a member of the Board of Directors of the national oil company, Sonangol.

Angola is seeking co-operation in the areas of planning and development, technology and productive innovation, environment and natural resources, education, culture and heritage, energy, mining, fishing, agriculture and agribusiness, ports, transport, communications, tourism and health, among others.

Source: NAM News Network