The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Víctor Fernandes, said, this Monday, 21, in Vienna, Austria, that the main strategies and development plans of the African continent have allowed the process of industrialization to materialize in Africa, with the help of international partners of cooperation.
Víctor Fernandes was speaking at the 50th session of the Industrial Development Council, taking place in Vienna. Another factor, which according to the Angolan official has contributed, is the Accelerated Industrial Development Strategy for Africa, the SADC Indicative Strategic Plan for Regional Development, and the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015 – 2063, all constant of the Post-2063 Agenda.
“We found that there is widespread recognition of the success of the Partnership with the Countries Program (PCPs), which had some countries on the African continent as beneficiaries”, he said, adding that this process was replicated for countries in Latin America, which reinforces the inclusive and sustainable industrial development for the pursuit of objective 9, which mirrors the construction of resilient infrastructures and promotion of innovation in the pursuit of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and creates a strengthening interface anchored with aspiration 1 of Agenda 2063 on “the Africa we want” and advocates a “prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development”.
He also said that the PDIA 2025 aims to promote the development of the Angolan Manufacturing Industry, in a competitive and sustainable way, as it is based on a medium and long-term vision for the Angolan industry, which involves the structural transformation of the sector, based on a progressively more integrated production chains, combining key investments that allow the use of resources in which Angola has comparative advantages, with investments in subsectors in which it is possible to create competitive advantages.