US interested in cooperating in environmental training

Luanda – The United States is interested in cooperating with Angola in matters related to conservation of nature and other programmes through the launch of scholarships.

The American country’s desire was announced Monday in Luanda by Angola’s Environment Minister, Paula Francisco, at the end of a meeting with the US Ambassador to Angola, Nina Fite.

The minister underlined that the cooperation will cover the training of students from Environmental Training School “31 de Janeiro”, located in south-eastern Cuando Cubando province.

Paula Francisco added that another issues addressed has to do with pertinence of a parallel agenda, that may occur between the 23rd and 25th July, still pending the guidance by the Angolan President on the subject.

According o her, the meeting also discussed the launch of film on scientific expeditions conducted in Angola between 2015 and 2017 by the Angolan biologist Adjany Costa.

The film is based on the 1050 samples of plants, 3000 fish, 99 of reptiles and amphibians, 407 birds and 43 mammals.

The parties also analyzed the Okavango Zambezi (KAZA) cross-border project that will ensure the country’s source of revenue and encourage change in the habits of those still engaged in poaching, animal slaughtering and burning of trees.

Paula Francisco noted that in term of conservation they are indentifying the requirements with the International Institute for Conservation of Nature and the registration of some Associations for Defence of Environment of the UN Subsidiary Ecosystem Organs.

Source: Angola Press News Agency