The official met with the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the African Union (AU), where the results of the second edition of what is the Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace (Bienal de Luanda), held in 2021, were analyzed.
Now, the diplomat stressed that the new event will be in line with the theme of the continental organization for 2024. realization of 'Aspiration 5' for "an Africa endowed with a strong identity and cultural heritage, as well as common values and ethics".
The meeting also addressed the nomination of João Lourenço as "Champion for Peace and Reconciliation in Africa", known during the 16th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, affirming Francisco José da Cruz that there is thus an increased responsibility in promoting a culture of peace on the continent.
The Biennial of Luanda was established in 2015 by the 24th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It aims to strengthen the Pan-African movement towards a culture of peace and non-violence, which it considers a prerequisite for the realization of an integrated, peaceful and prosperous Africa.