Vietnamese Embassy pays working visit to Angola’s Lunda-Sul Province

Monday, 01/07/2024 10:40
A delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Angola led by Ambassador Duong Chinh Chuc paid a working visit to Lunda-Sul Province from June 25-28, an eastern province of Angola, more than 1,000km from the capital Luanda.

Ambassador Duong Chinh Chuc works with Provincial Chairman Daniel Felix Neto (Photo:

The delegation included Mr. Do Sy Hung, Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Businessmen Association in Angola, and a number of Vietnamese businesses in Luanda.

During the visit, Ambassador Chuc and the delegation met and worked with Provincial Chairman Daniel Felix Neto and two Provincial Vice Chairmen, Mendes Gaspar and Esmeraldino Pemessa Abreu; visited the headquarters of the Immigration and Foreigner Management Agency; Provincial Criminal Investigation Agency; nursing home and center supporting orphans and needy children of the province; visit sample fields, rice warehouses and Agricultural Intermediate School of the province.

Leaders of Lunda-Sul affirmed their desire to strengthen relations and cooperation with Vietnam in trade, investment, healthcare, education, and especially agriculture, and emphasized that the province is giving the highest priority to agricultural development of rice growing and looking forward to receiving support from the Government and experts of Vietnam in many aspects, such as sending experts to guide agricultural methods, harvesting, preserving, consulting and providing rice varieties suitable for the soil of locality.

Director of the Immigration and Foreigner Management Agency Vidal Manuel Coutinho and Director of the Criminal Investigation Agency Nelson Leonel da Cruz affirmed that the Vietnamese community in Lunda-Sul always obeys the law, lives and does business stably and actively carries out social activities, making important contributions to the economic and social development of the province; and affirmed that they will coordinate closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in Angola in supporting and protecting the Vietnamese community in the province.

The delegation and representatives of the Vietnamese community in the province presented gifts at the Nursing Home, the center supporting orphans and needy children and the Agricultural Intermediate School of the province.

On the occasion, the delegation had a working session with the Vietnamese Community Liaison Committee in Lunda-Sul, met with overseas Vietnamese community members, and visited families and businesses of a number of overseas Vietnamese in Saurimo City, Lunda-Sul Province.

At the exchange with the community, Ambassador Chuc announced the recent relations and cooperation between Vietnam and Angola, the embassy's work situation in various fields, including community affairs, consular and citizen protection, and embassy staff to answer community questions.

The Ambassador expressed his hope that the community will continue to play its role as a bridge of friendship between the people of the two countries, supporting Vietnamese localities and businesses to expand export markets, find quality and safe projects in Angola, and consolidate solidarity and mutual love and compliance with the laws of the two countries. He proposed soon establishing an Overseas Vietnamese Association in Lunda-Sul and encouraged Vietnamese businesses in Lunda-Sul to join as members of the Vietnamese Businessmen Association in Angola.

Lunda-Sul is famous for its mineral resources, such as wood, coal, and especially for having the largest diamond reserves in Angola. With the goal of gradually escaping dependence on natural resource exploitation, Lunda-Sul and other provinces are actively developing domestic production, in which agriculture is the focus and wet rice agriculture is the main pillar.

The Angolan government evaluates Vietnam as a country with advanced agriculture and as the most suitable partner to help Angola redevelop its agriculture, which is gradually eroding.

Lunda-Sul has nearly 300 Vietnamese people and the Vietnamese community is considered as the most typical foreign community among the 16 foreign communities in the province./.