Angola is presenting its mining potential at the Mining INDABA 2023 Conference in South Africa, also promoting the minerals required for energy transition, the Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas said today.
Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, who is heading the Angolan delegation to the event that began today in Cape Town, noted that publicising the country’s mining potential aimed to attract investors to prospect and research these minerals on Angolan soil.
“For this conference we specifically bring the promotion of minerals that are necessary for the energy transition, we do not mean by that that we are only concerned with the minerals that are important for the energy transition, but to publicise the potential that the country also has,” the Angolan minister said today.
Speaking on the sidelines of the opening of the conference, which runs until Thursday and brings together several operators from the mining sector from the African continent and beyond, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo also noted the presence of Angolan companies at the event.
“We bring the institutional part, where we show how companies can obtain mining rights so that they can carry out their activities in our country, as well as the infrastructures that we already have to support the mining industry,” he said.
Angola’s actions and potential in terms of the mining industry will be specifically addressed in a panel, as part of the conference, scheduled for Tuesday.
According to the Angolan minister, the delegation he is heading, which has a full schedule, is also expected to meet with leaders of several global companies in the sector and with financial institutions interested in funding the Angolan mining sector.
The Mining INDABA Conference is considered to be the biggest African investment event in the mining sector.