Public Afairs Section
For Immediate Release February 09, 2023
USA AND ANGOLA DISCUSSES STRENGTHENING OF BILATERAL COOPERATION
The United State Embassy in Angola announces that the US Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein, visited Angola for talks with the Angolan government on a variety of issues aimed at strengthening our bilateral cooperation in light of the results from the USA-Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington D.C. last December.During the visit from February 7-8, the US Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, Amos Hochstein, had the honor to meet with Angolan leaders, including President João Lourenço, and the Ministers of Energy and Water; Transportation; and Telecommunications Information Technology and Media to discuss ways to grow the U.S.-Angola partnership and how we can work together to achieve progress and create prosperity and security for the Angolan and American people. The US Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security also met with American business leaders from Sun Africa and Africell to learn more about their progress in meeting some of those same goals.The Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. in December built on President Biden’s Strategy for Africa. This strategy is all about partnership as we understand that neither the United States nor any African nation can solve the big challenges that we face alone– but we can solve them if we work together. The meetings here in Luanda were about exploring ways to work together with the Angolan government and the U.S. businesses already here solving problems to build a better tomorrow. The visit reiterates our strong commitment to expand economic opportunity in Angola, in part by mobilizing the unmatched power of the American private sector. The U.S. continues to support Angola through demining programs, health assistance, and educational programs, even as we are working to find new ways to build resilience by partnering with private sector investments to bring solutions to Angola. Together, we will work to strengthen Angolan capabilities, institutions, technology, supply chains, and industries so that they’re more resilient, stronger, and provide a measure of progress for all Angolans. Since 2021, the U.S. has helped close more than 800 two-way trade and investment deals across 47 African countries worth USD 18 billion. During the summit in December, President Biden announced more than USD 15 billion in new deals.