NOVEMBER 11 - ANGOLAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
The Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel held on 11 November in Tel Aviv, a commemorative event of Angola Independence Day with around 200 guests among of
them members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of public and private institutions of Israel, members of the Angolan community and friends of Angola.
The event, composed by a cocktail and a promotional video show on Angola reality, was highlighted by a Kizomba dance demonstration carried out by Israeli citizens who participated in a workshop on this Angolan dance performed in Israel in August, 2014.
Georges Chikoti, Minister of External Relations
ANGOLA WON A SEAT ON UN SECURITY COUNCIL
The Republic of Angola was elected last October, at UN Headquarters in New York, to occupy one of the 15 seats of the Security Council of the UN, with effect from January 2015.
For two years (2015-2016) the Republic of Angola will therefore be part of the core decisions of the UN Security Council as non-permanent member.
The Angolan Minister of External Relations, Georges Chikoti, said that the Republic of Angola will intensify efforts for a Security Council more efficient and balanced UN, under the reform process.
In the field of peace and security, Angola will promote dialogue among civilizations as essential to the culture of peace, respect for differences among people and conflict prevention.
According to the Minister Georges Chikoti, Angola will also contribute to a more efficient identification of the causes of conflict and reduction of violence, through preventive diplomacy, promote the African agenda and contribute to peace and security in Africa and the world.
KIZOMBA DANCE IN ISRAEL
The Israeli company Laura Latino Studio has recently promoted in Tel Aviv, a dance Kizomba course which included the participation of hundred Israeli citizens.
The training, which lasted two weeks was supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel and was designed primarily to divulge and promote this style of dance from Angola that is conquering the four corners of the world.
According to the Laura Latino Studio company's CEO, the Israeli citizen Laura Alvarez, the course was the first step in a project to include Israel in the international route of promoting the Kizomba dance under the project called "Kizomba Nation".
ANGOLA - 12 years of peace
The Republic of Angola celebrated on April 4, 2014, the Day of Peace and National Reconciliation.
The date marks the end of a long civil war that occurred in the country from 1975 till April 4, 2002, giving place to enduring peace, promotion of national reconciliation and socio-economic recovery.
Over the 12 years of peace, the Government of Angola has been proactive in promoting the consolidation of democracy and implementation of major projects of national reconstruction and development.
ANGOLA PARTICIPATES IN THE 38th INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL OF JERUSALEM
The Ambassador of Angola in Israel, José João Manuel, attended on August 05, in Jerusalem, the opening ceremony of the 38th International Arts and Crafts Festival of the city, an event promoted by the local Municipality.
Two Angolan artisans, Matumona António and Moisés Senga, represent the Republic of Angola in this event with an exhibition of several craft works, painting and jewelries.
This is the second time that Angola participates in the International Arts and Crafts Festival of Jerusalem. In 2009, the plastic artists and sculptor, Tomás Ana "Etona" and Sozinho Lopes, represented for the first time the Republic of Angola in this festival.
ANGOLAN AMBASSADOR,JOSÉ JOÃO MANUEL,MIDDLE,WITH THE TWO ANGOLANS ARTISANS
ANGOLA - 38 YEARS
The Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel held on November 11, in Herzliya, a Reception to commemorate the 38 years of the National Independence of Angola.
Four hundred guests attended the Official Reception of November 11 among them Naftali Bennet the Israeli Minister of the Industry, Trade and Labor and holding also the posts of Minister for the Religious Services and Minister for the Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs.
Representatives of the Israeli civil society, members of the diplomatic corps and members the Angolan community was also among of the guests.
Minister of Energy and Waters visited Israel
The Angolan Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, was recently in Tel Aviv to participate in an international conference on Energy and Waters.
Minister João Baptista Borges, visited Israeli energy and water companies seeking future cooperation.
Angola takes part in the 26th Annual International Book Fair in Jerusalem
A delegation representing the Union of Angolan Writers made up of writers Nelson Bonavena, Frederico Ninji and Gociante Potissa visited Israel to take part in the 2013 International Book Fair that was held in Jerusalem during the month of February.
Angola's participation was dominated by the launching of the book “A Balada dos Homens que Sonham” [The Ballad of the Men who Dream] in its Hebrew edition, sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel.
Angola's stand also displayed other literary works by Angolan writers, translated into several languages, and in their Portuguese version. The participation of Angolan authors was part of the policy of the Union of Angolan Writers aimed at the internationalization of Angolan literature.
ANGOLAN LITERARY WORKS THAT HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED INTO HEBREW ARE LAUNCHED IN ISRAEL
Two Angolan literary works targeting preschoolers and children that were translated into Hebrew were launched on March 14 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The works are Jonito, Vovo Juju e o Arco-Íris [Jonito, Vovo Juju and the Rainbow] by Paula Russa, and As Duas Amigas [The Two Friends] by Cassia do Carmo.
The launching ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Angola in Israel,
José João Manuel, by diplomats of the Angolan Diplomatic Mission and by a delegation of the Union of Angolan Writers [UEA] headed by its Secretary General Dr. Carmo Neto and including authors Paula Russa, Kanguimbo Ananaz and Cassia do Carmo.
Also present at the event were members of the Angolan community, Brazilian and Portuguese diplomats and Israeli writers.
The launching of the books is part of a cooperation settlement between the Union of Angolan Writers and the Israeli publishing house Pierre L. Enterprises Ltd. that expressed its willingness to take part in a UEA project aimed at internationalizing Angolan literature.
The Embassy of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel is participating in the project by sponsoring the translation costs.
During its stay in Israel the delegation of the Union of Angolan Writers was hosted by Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of the City of Jerusalem and by the Director of the African Department of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Avi Granot.
Angolan Ambassadress promotes event on Angola entitled "Meet My Country"
Last March, the Ambassadress of Angola in Israel, Antónia Manuel, hosted an event to promote Angola, aimed at ambassadresses, wives of diplomats and other female members of the foreign community, representatives of Israeli feminine organizations, and Israeli women who hold important State positions, and the ladies were accompanied by their spouses.
Entitled "Meet my Country", the event offered a variety of marketing angles to introduce Angolan life, with the key item being a speech delivered by Dr. Alda Chikote, wife of the Angolan Minister of External Relations who traveled to Tel Aviv by invitation of the Ambassadress of Angola to address the audience on the interventional role of the woman in Angolan society.
The nearly five hundred guests were able to view an exhibition of works of art from the country (handicraft and paintings) as well as a DVD on current life in Angola highlighting the national reconstruction and development programs and projects, which was subsequently distributed.
The "Meet my Country" event also included a fashion parade of Angolan styles and was brought to a conclusion with a buffet consisting of typical Angolan dishes and drinks apart from international preparations.
Angolan Contemporary Dance Company performed in Israel
The Contemporary Dance Company of Angola, directed by Mrs. Ana Clara Guerra Marques, was the main attraction in a commemorative event held on May 6, on the CPLP's Day of Portuguese Language and Culture, organized jointly by the Embassies of Angola, Brazil and Portugal in Tel Aviv.
The journey to Israel of the Contemporary Dance Company of Angola was sponsored by the Embassy of Angola.
The dancers of the Contemporary Dance Company of Angola performed to an audience of 500 guests.
The Angolan community participates in the International Student Fair
Last May, Angola took part in an international Student Fair organized by the International American School in Israel.
Sponsored by the Embassy, members of the Angolan community in Israel set up the Angolan stand that was visited by hundreds of people who were given an opportunity to encounter a variety of informative material on Angola and to sample some of the typical dishes of our country.
NOVEMBER 11 - ANGOLAN AMBASSADOR SAYS THAT THE COUNTRY NEEDS INVESTORS WITH ENTERPRISING SPIRIT
AMBASSADOR’S WIFE EMPHASIZES EFFORT OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WOMAN'S SITUATION
ANGOLA AND ISRAEL REINFORCE FINANCIAL COOPERATION
AMBASSADOR OF ANGOLA IN ISRAEL INVITED NETANYA`S BUSINESSMEN TO INVEST IN ANGOLA
ANGOLA SEEKS INVESTORS FOR THE SECTOR OF THE TOURISM
ANGOLA: COUNTRY’S OIL PRODUCTION TO REACH HIGHEST LEVEL IN 2011
OIL PRODUCTION - INCOMES OF $152 BILLION UP TO 2009
ANGOLA MAY BECOME WORLD’S BIGGEST PRODUCER OF DIAMONDS
ANGOLA WON THE CANDIDACY TO ORGANIZE CAN 2010
The Angolan Ambassador in Israel, José João Manuel “Jota”, said in Tel-Aviv, that Angola faces nowadays a new era based in the peace, reconciliation and national reconstruction, what turns possible the salutary course of the processes of consolidation of the democracy and the recovery of the social and economic sector of the country.
Ambassador José João Manuel, who spoke before hundreds of guests to the official ceremony of the Embassy of Angola to mark the 32 years of the independence of Angola, made an abbreviation summary of the political scene of the Republic of Angola having left clear that the success in the processes of the voter's registration on one side, and in the extraordinary economic growth on other side are the result of the Angolan government's effort that it is seriously determined in the implementation of programs against hunger and the poverty seeking the well-being of the population.
According to the Ambassador of Angola in Israel, the actual economic indicative is also the result of an excellent international cooperation being Israel part of that partnership picture. For that reason, the Ambassador invited the Israeli entrepreneurs once again to invest in the Angolan market in the base of the friendship, respect, spirit of bilateral help and mutual advantages.
The one thing that the Israeli entrepreneurs need is, according to the Ambassador, “an enterprising spirit.”
Meanwhile, the representative of the Israeli government to the ceremony, the Minister of the Communications, Ariel Atias, said that his country looks with satisfaction the steps given by the government of Angola heading to the consolidation of the democracy, in an allusion to the announcement of the accomplishment of legislative elections in 2008.
The Minister Ariel Atias said that Israel is and will continue to be a partner in the reconstruction projects and development of Angola and guaranteed that Israel is at disposal of Angola in order to provide its technology and knowledge.
The official reception of the Embassy of Angola in Israel was the central mark of a commemorative period of the November 11 day that included sport and recreational activities and lectures on the importance of the date.
The Angolan Ambassador’s wife in Israel, Mrs. Antónia Filipe Cardoso Manuel, said in Tel-Aviv that the Angolan government dedicates special attention to the women's participation in the programs of government of the country.
The Angolan women's active role, said Mrs. Manuel is visible in several sectors leadership that is going from ministers, Members of Parliament and in addition there is a Ministry that is in charge of the family and the women's promotion.
The wife of the Ambassador of Angola in Israel spoke before a group of about 300 women of several countries invited to participate in an event with the title “Meet My Country”, accomplished in the official residence of Angola in the extent of the commemorative agenda of the November 11.
In her speech the Ambassador’s wife in Israel, made an abbreviation summary on the history of Angola till nowadays reinforced with the exhibition of a video with varied themes on our country.
The guests to the event “Meet My Country” were invited for a banquet filled of typical Angolan food.
The Angolan Finance minister, Jose Pedro de Morais, said in Tel-Aviv that Angola and Israel will reinforce and expand existing financial relations.
Angolan Finance minister visited Israel on October 2007 with the aim to reinforce existing financial cooperation, following commitments taken by the two countries, during the visit of the head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in July 2005, to that Middle East country.
What Angola and Israel are projecting, in practical terms, is the expansion of the financial relations, with a view to the involvement of Israeli government structures, with stress to the intervention of a public agency of insurance credit, providing the Israeli firms operating in Angola with more benefits.
At the meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Ronnie Bar-on, minister Jose Pedro de Morais reiterated the need for the Israeli projects in Angola to be financed in line with the government covering facilities.
To both ministers, the current bilateral cooperation represents an advantageous relation for the two countries, with the visit of Pedro de Morais serving for the creation of the bases for the expansion of existing cooperation.
Angolan Finance minister also discussed with Israeli partners the current state of implementation of various projects in Angola, with highlight to the “Aldeia Nova”, in the district of Wako Kungo, central province of Kwanza Sul.
The minister also discussed projects on the pipeline in the various sectors of the national economy.
The projects implemented by Israeli firms in Angola are financed under a credit line from that Middle East country estimated at Usd 500 million.
The Ambassador of Angola in Israel, José João Manuel “Jota”, said in the city of Netanya, center-north of Israel, that our country is in a reconstruction process, being, for that reason open to all of the Israeli entrepreneurs that intend to invest in the most varied sectors.
The Angolan Ambassador that was speaking in a meeting with the Mayor of Netanya, Miriam Fierberg, reaffirmed the readiness of the Embassy to do everything to help businessmen interested to travel to Angola.
In the specific case of Netanya, for being a city eminently tourist located in the coast of Mediterranean sea, the Angolan Ambassador invited local entrepreneurs of the tourist branch, mainly, in the area of construction of hotels, to go to Angola for market prospecting.
Ambassador José João Manuel and the Mayor of Netanya agreed in maintaining permanent contacts, having the municipality the task of connecting the businessmen of Netanya to the Embassy of Angola. Has first step, the municipality promised to promote a meeting between the Angolan Ambassador and entrepreneurs of telecommunications and textile industry sectors.
The Republic of Angola participated for the first time, in Israel , in an international annual fair of tourism promoted by the Israeli authorities.
To represent the Sector of Tourism of Angola came to Israel , Mr. Amaro Francisco, the Deputy Director of INFOTUR ( Institute of Tourist Promotion ) for who the priority of the sector, in this phase of recovery, is looking for eventual investors' capable to explore with efficiency the tourist capacities that Angola offers.
The stand of Angola received a big number of visitors that get information by videos, slides and brochures regarding to the tourist potentialities of our country.
Angola will attain in 2011 its highest oil production level (two million and 600,000 barrels/year), with discoveries of new fields in deep and ultra-deep waters, according to a prediction of a World Bank report on the country’s economy.
According to the document that was presented in Luanda, at the moment the country produces one million and 600,000 barrels. Oil reservoirs at superficial waters, mainly in the northern Cabinda province, which represent over 50 percent of the current production, have reached their final stages, with the deep and ultra-deep waters being the possible future of the sector.
It indicates that the increase in production may occur if discoveries in the Blocks 31 and 32, of ultra-deep waters start producing soon.
In 2020, according to a bar graph, a low production very similar to that of the year 2000 is expected. Six main areas have been identified in the report that need a plan of analysis, viewing the execution of a development strategy with a wide foundation, amongst which the conclusion of the transition to a market economy.
The Angolan State can collect 152 billion of American dollars from the incomes of oil production in a period of four years (from 2005 to 2009), if the barrel price will maintained loud, in a scale that varies of $54 (in 2005) to $76 (in 2006).
But in case of the prices become lower (in a variation from $54 to $38 dollars the barrel), the petroleum will yield 74 billion of dollars, in the same period.
The data consist of the study of World Bank.
Os dados constam do estudo do Banco Mundial.
The World Bank predicts that the Angolan economy will record in the next twenty years a production boost in the diamonds that can turn the country into the world’s biggest producer of this mineral.
On a study published in Luanda the World Bank (WB) states that although Angola occupies the fourth place in the rough diamonds producers rank, it has the potential to become one of the biggest producers worldwide.
As example, the report mentions the fact that Angola currently represents about 12 percent of the world’s total production, adding that the diamonds in this Southern African country have good quality.
Data from a research called "Angola Economic Memorandum- Crude Oil, Wide growth and Equity" indicate that in 2000 the diamonds reserves of the country were estimated at 40 million karats in alluvium deposits and 50 million karats in kimberlitic reserves that only now are being explored.
The African Football Confederation, AFC, decided to choose the candidacy of Angola to organize in the year of 2010 the CAN, the African football championship of the nations.
Angola had as opponents in the draw to organize the CAN 2010 Nigeria, Libya and the united candidacy of Equatorial Gabon-Guinea.
Before the draw CAF sent an inspection mission to the five countries candidates to verify the conditions to receive the event.
The content of the report of the mission may have had some weight in the final decision, although it has not counted as reference in the vote of the members.