Minister for Africa Andrew Stephenson has visited Angola to see how the UK is helping generate trade and investment for both African and British businesses.

The visit comes ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be hosted by the Prime Minister in London on 20 January 2020, which will bring together UK and African leaders, businesses, and entrepreneurs to help drive investment, jobs and growth.

Mr Stephenson met Minister for Finance Vera Daves and the Governor of the Central Bank of Angola, Jose de Lima Massano, during his two-day trip to Angola, Africa’s third largest economy.

He also met the leaders of UK businesses operating in Angola such as Glasgow-based Aggreko, which supplies power generators, and is exploring supplying solar energy powered equipment in the country.

Mr Stephenson said: “Africa is home to eight of the 15 fastest growing economies in the world, according to the latest estimates, and we want the UK to be the investment partner of choice for African nations. I am proud UK businesses such as Aggreko are leading the way to invest in Africa, improving access to clean energy and power, and helping to drive growth and create jobs.”

Following the visit, Mr Stephenson travelled to Namibia to discuss trade and investment links as the UK remains one of its strongest trading partners.

Companies interested in the UK-Africa Investment Summit are invited to email AIS@trade.gov.uk for further details.

Last reviewed 13 January 2020