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Russian MNE travels to Luanda from this Tuesday for bilateral meetings

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Serguei Lavrov, travels this Tuesday to the Angolan capital, to meet his counterpart, Téte António, and the President, João Lourenço.


Lavrov's arrival at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport is scheduled for 6:05 pm local time, with the official program only taking place the following day.

On Wednesday, the head of Russian diplomacy, accompanied by his delegation, will meet in the morning with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, followed by an audience with the head of State, João Lourenço.

At 12:30 pm, the Russian minister visits the Memorial Dr. António Agostinho Neto, as well as the tomb of former Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who died on 8 July last year.

Lavrov will follow shortly afterwards for a guided tour of the National Museum of Military History and will stop by the Embassy School of the Russian Federation before lunch.

The diplomat returns to Moscow on Thursday morning.

The working visit of the head of Foreign Affairs takes place at a time when Angola, after taking a neutral position on the war in Ukraine, abstaining from voting on a United Nations resolution condemning the Russian invasion, in March, joined in October to most countries that condemned the annexation of Ukrainian territories by Russia.

Angola has been repositioning itself in recent months in terms of foreign policy, moving closer to the United States of America and the European Union, and distancing itself from Russia.

Still in mid-January, João Lourenço said that it was time to negotiate peace in Europe, once again calling for a definitive and unconditional ceasefire by Russia to create the "necessary negotiating environment" between the parties.

The head of state pointed to the war in Ukraine as "a serious threat to the peace and security" of Europe and the world, causing the biggest energy, food and humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.

In April 2019, João Lourenço visited Moscow and addressed the 450 deputies of the Duma (the Lower House of the Russian parliament) encouraging greater business cooperation in areas that contribute to the diversification of the Angolan economy.

Quoted at the time by Jornal de Angola, the Angolan President spoke about public-private partnerships and Russian-Angolan joint ventures and recalled that it is "in times of crisis that friends are recognized", in an allusion to Russia's need to support Angola in its objective of breaking free from an economy practically dependent on oil revenues.


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