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Angola: IT Minister for Convergence of Lusophone Sector

The minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, on Monday in Luanda promoted the need for a converging vision in the Association of Postal and Telecommunications Operators of the Portuguese Speaking Countries and Territories (AICEP).

 According to da Rocha, the convergence of the sector will promote and support the sustainable development of communications within the Lusophone community. The minister said so during the opening ceremony of the forum organised by AICEP under the motto "Converging and connected", in the framework of the 13th session of the general assembly of that organisation.

Da Rocha said AICEP should promote and support the sustainable development of communications within the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) through the sharing of information, debates, training, projects of development and common interests, as well as divulgence of initiatives and better practices.

AICEP is promoting until this Tuesday, in Luanda, its general assembly and 13th forum. The event counts on the participation of the Angolan telecommunication companies Movicel, Angola Telecom, Cable TV Angola, Correios de Angola, Inacom and Unitel.

The meeting is also being attended by the minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies from Sao Tome and Principe, Guilherme Posser da Costa, and the executive secretary of CPLP, Simões Pereira.

Source: ANGOP

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