Date published on SAFPI: 
Tuesday, 6 March, 2012
Date published on source: 
Monday, 5 March, 2012
Source organisation: 
Angola Press

SADC's Ambassadors, French Senators debate common matters

Paris:  Angolan ambassador to France Miguel Neto participated last week in Paris, France, in a meeting between the Group of French Senators and the SADC ambassadors to this country, ANGOP has learnt. The gathering was held at the invitation of the France-Southern African friendship group of the local senate and served for debate the situation in the SADC region.

The ambassador considered that the meeting may allow the creation of a just platform for SADC's promotion and the boosting of the friendship among the peoples.

Miguel Costa also presented the goals of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), its institutions, conquests and the permanent challenges of the Luanda Declaration.

On their turn, the French senators asked how the region has been managing its water resources and what was the relationship with Europe in matters of agriculture.

They were informed that water distribution is done through supply infrastructures constructed between a supplier country and the neighbouring ones, whereas in matters of agriculture the relation is based on the sale of agricultural equipment and it does not exist in a way of direct investment.

The chairman of the Senators group, Joel Bourdin, regretted the fact that the local businesspeople are not investing in SADC and asked the conditions for investments in the region.

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