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PR swore in newly appointed ambassadors

This Friday, March 31, the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, swore in the six newly appointed ambassadors, in a ceremony that took place in the Main Hall of the Presidential Palace. These are Angola's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassadors to the United States of America (USA), Zambia, Serbia, South Africa, Japan and Norway.


On the occasion – according to a statement from CIPRA, which VerAngola had access to –, the President of the Republic left an appeal to defend the good name of the country, as well as to attract foreign private investment and promote tourism.

"By betting on you, we believe that you are the right people to be able to fulfill this role", said the head of state.

João Lourenço also took the opportunity to wish the ambassadors "great success" in the offices they will carry out from now on.

According to the statement, ambassadors Agostinho de Carvalho dos Santos Van-Dúnem (USA), Albino Malungo (Zambia), as well as Alcino dos Prazeres Izata Francisco da Conceição (Norway) were sworn in.

Emílio Miguel de Carvalho Sobrinho (Serbia), Rui Orlando Ferreira de Ceita da Silva Xavier (South Africa) and Teodolinda Rosa Rodrigues Coelho (Japan) are also part of the list of diplomats sworn in this Friday.

Speaking to the press, Agostinho Van-Dúnem, Angola's new ambassador to the US, guaranteed the continued strengthening of relations between both countries in various sectors.

"There are sectors that we are going to look at with more attention, namely tourism, culture, which are also sectors that, through which, we can also bring private investment. There is a set of matters here that, seen together in a program that we will seek carry out, will be able to bring about the strengthening of relations between Angola and the United States", he said, quoted in the note.

In turn, Rui Orlando Xavier, who will now occupy the post of Angolan ambassador to South Africa, said that they have "all the conditions to work on strengthening relations between the two countries".

"We know how important South Africa is in the international context and in our SADC context, in Africa. So, we have all the conditions to work on strengthening relations between the two countries", he stressed, quoted in the statement.


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