Business Etiquette In Angola: 10 Tips For Travelers

By Julia Austin Published: March 8, 2017, 8:56 am
Business etiquette in AngolaBusiness delegation from Angola visit KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Photo: GovernmentZA/flickr

Business etiquette in Angola

Angola, a former Portuguese colony and member of both the African Union and Latin Union, has a diverse business community. Brush up on business etiquette before you go. When meeting someone in Angola, inquire about their family before diving into business. Building relationships is important. Don’t be surprised if business is not even discussed at your first meeting. They just want to get to know you. If there are any government officials present at your meeting, they may be addressed as “Excellency” (male) or “Excelencia” (female), without including their names. “Yes” doesn’t always mean yes. As in other African cultures, agreeing with someone is a sign of respect.

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