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UN Secretary General congratulated Tete Antonio

The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, congratulated the Foreign Minister, Tete António, on his new post, reiterating the United Nations' support for the government's "efforts" to "promote the well-being of the Angolan people".

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In a letter addressed to our country's new head of diplomacy, who took office on 11 April, Guterres expresses his "conviction" that cooperation and partnership between the United Nations and Angola should deepen.

He also expresses his support for the government's "commitment" to promote the peaceful resolution of disputes on the African continent, including through the initiative "Silencing African Union (AU) Weapons".

In this context, the Secretary-General of the United Nations highlights the role of Tete António as a permanent observer of the AU "in strengthening the ties" between the two organisations.

He also thanks the government for "the important and timely support" given to the UN call for an immediate global ceasefire "at a time when efforts to combat the covid-19 pandemic are urgently needed".

Tete António was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs as part of a thorough government reshuffle decided by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, in early April.

The reform of the executive comprised a long list of resignations and appointments with 17 ministers and 24 replaced secretaries of state, taking on new functions or moving on to other portfolios.