Norway’s Constitutional Day
A very fine celebration for Norway’s Constitutional Day on 17 of May in Luanda! Perfectly located at the historic Fortaleza, with the best view in town, overlooking the city and the harbor. Friends from the Angolan, international communities enjoyed a delicious selection of Norwegian bacalhau, salmon, fenalar reindeer, waffles and kransekake. Ambassador Haugen’s speech celebrated the Norwegian Constitution and Norway’s strong economic partnership with Angola. Gratulerer med dagen!
Ambassador visits the vessel Dr. Fridjof Nansen
Ambassador Kikkan Marshall Haugen was on board the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen yesterday, where he obtained information on the ship's capabilities; as well as on the work that has been developed by the technicians on board during the last months. The ship has carried out research work along the west coast of Africa with the participation of technicians from several countries, including Angolan technicians from the National Institute of Fisheries Research.
Ambassador visited Girassol Farm last week
Ambassador Kikkan Marshall Haugen visited Girassol farm in the locality of Loge Grande, Nzeto municipality, Zaire province. Girassol farm is one of the largest Angolan agribusiness companies, whose products can be found in almost every supermarket in the country and that is already preparing to export some of its products to other countries in the region. On this visit, the Ambassador was accompanied by the governor of the province of Zaire, Pedro Makita Júlia. The farm currently employs more than 1,500 workers, mostly Angolans and has Norwegian funding under the Private Investment Fund of Angola, in partnership with other financial institutions. "In my opinion, the work of the Girassol farm is very important. The farm does exactly what the Angolan government wants - it produces locally, substitutes imports, creates jobs and saves foreign exchange. I am very happy that Norway has invested in a company like this and is contributing to the diversification of the economy of Angola. And the products are very good!" said the Ambassador at the end of the visit.