Reforms in Angola must continue to be the guiding principles of a developed Angola, according to the Angolans residing in the United Arab Emirates. That was the conclusion reached by the participants of the round table discussion on the theme: “Angola, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – challenges and solutions for Social and Economic Development”, held last Saturday, April 22, 2023, in the Emirate from Dubai, in a promotion by the Association of Angolans and Friends in the UAE. The event, part of the celebrations of April 4, 2023, the 21st Anniversary of the Day of Peace and National Reconciliation, served to praise the ongoing reforms and suggest some challenges and solutions for the Social and Economic Development of the country. Among other challenges, there is the improvement of the business environment with a view to promoting the construction of a society based on values, opportunities for the realization of Angolan dreams, fraternity, solidarity, social justice and unity. The main speakers or coordinators of the debate were the vice-consul of Angola in Dubai, Ismael Filipe, Acúrcio Estevão, a lawyer and Afonso Sanana, a businessman residing in the Emirates for 17 years. The president of the Association of Angolans and Friends in the UAE, Adelina Veso, considered that Angola recorded one of the highest points in its history, the signing of the Peace and National Reconciliation agreements.After 21 years, we are aware that there is still a lot of work to be done to build the country we want and deserve, and not least, we are aware that for this desideratum, the participation of all is essential”, said the associative leader in the Emirates. The event, which was sponsored by the Embassy of Angola in the UAE and the Consulate General of Angola in Dubai, was attended by diplomats and several other Angolans residing in that Middle Eastern country. In his recent Extended Consultative Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX) held from April 11 to 13, 2023, in Luanda, he emphasized the contribution of the diaspora, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the country and the need to guarantee the their legal protection in the host countries, having recommended a statistical survey of the communities Angolan women abroad, identification of social status, migratory, work and family situation. He also urged the creation of associations in communities and the reactivation of existing ones.