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President asks "zeal and responsibility" of new members of the executive

The President called for zeal and responsibility from the new members of his cabinet and the Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, who took office at the Presidential Palace this Friday.

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João Lourenço inaugurated this Friday, besides the Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, Esmeralda da Silva, and Tourism, Hélder Marcelino, also the Secretaries of the President of the Republic for Political and Parliamentary Affairs, Fernando Cativa, and for State Reform, Pedro Raimundo.

At the same ceremony the former secretary of the President of the Republic for Regional and Local Affairs, Flávio Fonseca, also took office, now assuming the post of consultant to João Lourenço.

In his speech, the President asked the new leaders to provide the necessary political and technical support to their respective portfolios.

The President made public at the beginning of the month the list of new members of the executive, which was reduced from 28 to 21 ministries, highlighting the departure of Manuel Augusto, Foreign Relations, who was eventually replaced by his secretary of state, Tete Antonio.

The long list of resignations released by the Civil House of João Lourenço includes 17 ministers and 24 secretaries of State, as well as the Secretary of the President of the Republic for Political, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs and the Director of the Office of Psychological Action and Information of the Security House of the President of the Republic.

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