BENGUELA, The Sweden ambassador to Angola, Lennart Larsson, held on Thursday exploratory contacts in central Benguela province, seeking the participation of his country’s businesspeople in that region of the country.

The diplomat who was received in audience by Benguela governor, Isaac dos Anjos, told journalists the visit was meant to learn about what is available in the province in various sectors and analyse with the local business sector what can be of interest to both parties.

Ambassador Lennart Larsson who said he is in Angola since September this year, explained that this was his first trip out of Luanda to learn more about the local reality.

He said he learned from governor Isaac dos Anjos about the province’s potential that range from fish, agriculture, salt, industry and several others that he will transmit to his country’s businesspeople.

The diplomat recalled that Sweden was one of the first countries to recognise the Angolan Government in 1976, having for years exercised a cooperation for development until 2008, when it was decided to bring that model of cooperation to an end, in view of Angola’s good GDB growth rates of that time.

During his few hours visit to Benguela, the ambassador visited some plants in the municipality of Catumbela, on which he was briefed.