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The Zambian government’s intention to import, in the near future, oil from the Republic of Angola was the main issue discussed on August 10 at the Presidential Palace in Luanda during a meeting between the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, and the Zambian Deputy Minister at State House, Mulenga Sata.
Addressing the press after the meeting, Mulenga Sata said that his country currently imports oil and oil by products from the Middle East at a high cost and, in this context, Zambia being a neighbor of Angola “we find it more convenient to import this product from this country.”
“The Republic of Angola has projects related to the construction of oil refineries and we need to take advantage of it, as well as in the chapter of generation of electricity and gas from Angola to Zambia,” he said.
Visiting Angola for the first time, the Zambian official expressed that he was quite impressed with Angola’s current development level.