A Memorandum of Understanding on Urbanism Cooperation was Signed Between Turkey and Angola

A Memorandum of Understanding on Urbanism Cooperation was Signed Between Turkey and Angola
A Memorandum of Understanding on Urbanism Cooperation was Signed Between Turkey and Angola

The memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Angola on cooperation in the field of urban planning was signed by Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change of the Republic of Turkey, and Manuel Tavares de Almeida, Minister of Public Works and Land Planning of the Republic of Angola.

After the mutual visits of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Angola, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, in July and October 2021, the "Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Urban Planning", which started negotiations between the two countries, was signed in Ankara.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum said that they will sign a memorandum of understanding in order to apply the knowledge, experience and practices of the Ministry in Angola on many issues, especially in the fields of cadastre, urbanism and climate change.

The mutual visits of the presidents of both countries in July and October 2021 further accelerated the relations between the two countries. kazanMinister Murat Kurum stated that, "Hopefully, with the memorandum of understanding that we will sign, the institutional contacts between our Ministries will become stronger." said.

Emphasizing that they wish for Angola's planned growth and development, the Minister Kurum noted that they will show all kinds of devotion as the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change in this framework.

“I sincerely believe that with the memorandum of understanding that we will sign, our cooperation in the field of urban planning will develop and become stronger.” Murat Kurum said, "Welcome to our country, to the esteemed delegation of Angola, especially Minister Almeida. we say. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your efforts, with the hope that our relations will become stronger and our cooperation will increase even more.” used the phrases.

“Relations between the two countries accelerated kazanwas”

“I would like to thank Mr. Murat Kurum for his contributions to the signing of the memorandum of understanding that will improve the cooperation between Turkey and Angola.” Starting his speech by saying, Manuel Tavares de Almeida, Minister of Public Works and Land Planning of the Republic of Angola, said that the mutual visits of the presidents of the two countries gave an important acceleration to the bilateral cooperation between the countries. kazanhe recorded.

Minister Manuel Tavares de Almeida, who stated that land planning, urban transformation, Geographical Information Systems, real estate studies, mapping of land assets, cadastral studies, capacity strengthening and urban infrastructure works will contribute to the development of the social and economic environment of both countries, explained his country as follows:

“Angola is a large country with a surface area of ​​over 1 million 246 thousand square kilometers. We have a population of nearly 32 million people and economic and agricultural potential. We also have a serious potential in terms of underground riches and tourism. We have a very long coastline and tropical climate conditions. Our country wants to take advantage of these opportunities in terms of the lands on which it is located and to evaluate these opportunities. Most of our population lives in risky areas. Turkey is a country that has experienced these experiences and solved these problems. In this sense, it was very important for us to get in touch with Turkey. We need Turkey's experience in infrastructure.”

“Mr. Erdogan's visit had important results”

Underlining that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visits have had important consequences for Angola, Minister of Public Works and Land Planning, Almeida, stated that the Angolan government has started efforts to make the country's economy multi-faceted and said:

“Many frameworks have been prepared especially to increase private sector investments. The public-private investment partnership implemented in Turkey paved the way. An investment climate has been developed for foreign investors. Our capital city, Luanda, is a fairly large city located on the coast. Real estate projects are of great importance in order to address the rapid increase in population. That's why this memorandum of understanding is very important for Angola. I would also like to congratulate Mr. Murat Kurum for his efforts to improve the living spaces of the people in Turkey.”

Minister Almeida also thanked the Minister Institution for their hospitality and said that they invited them to Angola. The Minister said that they would accept the invitation.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by the two ministers

After the speeches, the “Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Urbanism”, which includes the titles of “Spatial Planning and Urban Transformation”, “Geographical Information Systems”, “National Real Estate”, “Land Registry, Cadastre and Map”, “Capacity Building for Local Governments” and “Urban Infrastructure Investments” Memorandum” was signed. Memorandum of Understanding; It was signed by Murat Kurum, Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, and Manuel Tavares, Angolan Minister of Public Works and Land Planning, by Almeida.

Memorandum of Understanding; to strengthen the friendship relations and strategic partnership between the two countries and to develop cooperation in the field of urban planning; It aims to disseminate solutions for current and potential urban problems and opportunities to develop sustainable, safe and high-quality settlements and cities for the well-being of present and future generations.

In the memorandum of understanding, in which the importance of the sustainable development approach is recognized for the improvement of urban services, the importance of joint efforts to promote and achieve internationally agreed development goals such as sustainable livelihoods and environmental sustainability goals is emphasized.

In the text of the agreement; It is stated that such a cooperation will serve the common interests of the parties and contribute to their economic and social development.

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