Welcome from the British Ambassador to Angola
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this informative guide to doing business in Angola.
There could not be a better time for you to be looking for business in Angola, the third-biggest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the Angolan Government press ahead with diversifying the economy beyond oil and gas, a vast array of opportunities are opening up across every sector you can imagine. British companies are welcome in Angola and are well placed to take advantage of this phenomenal growth.
Mark Simmonds, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for Africa, when visiting Angola in June 2013 announced that the British Government had chosen Angola as a High Level Partner for the UK, with a view to increasing the momentum in investment and trade relations between our two countries, in both directions and in our mutual interest.
Since the Partnership was announced we have seen the biggest-ever UK trade delegation to Angola, which has already resulted in several important successes; and a contingent of eleven UK companies participating in Educa, the Angolan biennial education fair: all the participants reported good business as a result.
Our trade with Angola and UK investment in the market (the UK’s fourth largest export destination in Africa) have been growing fast. Further developing our trade and business relationship with Angola is a very high priority for the British Government. There is immense demand in Angola for good quality British products, services and expertise; and there is already a substantial volume of business; but we can do more.
The Team in the British Embassy here in Luanda stands ready to assist you in any way we can. These are truly exciting times for business in Angola and I wish you every success.
British Ambassador to Angola and Sao Tome & Principe
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