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From the interview of Manuel Eduardo Bravo, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to India, concurrently accredited to Thailand & Malaysia, given to Professor Valentin Yakushik, the readers will get a distinct overview of the multifaceted history of Angola since the 1960s up to the present. Special emphasis has been laid on the trajectory to the Independence in 1975 and, subsequently, on the measures undertaken towards peace, security and stability in Angola and in Southern Africa.
The interview provides an insight into the evolution of Angola over the last six decades and the impact of the Cold War on the Angolan polity. Besides, it offers a perceptive and reflective analysis of the past, present and future challenges and prospects for Angola and its role as a critical stakeholder in the process of building peace and stability in Africa. To conclude the interview, Ambassador Bravo makes a persuasive case that private investments from all over the world, particularly from India and South-East Asia, would be welcome and paramount in the ongoing diversification of the Angolan economy.
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