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Angola contributes one million euros to tell story of the PALOP liberation struggle

The Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) are going to develop a project on the history of the liberation struggle, to which Angola will contribute with one million euros, announced the President at the PALOP Forum conference.

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The Conference of Heads of State and Government of the PALOP Forum, a concertation mechanism of this community of countries, took place virtually, starting in Luanda, and marked the end of the rotating presidency of Angola in favor of the Republic of Cape Verde, for a term that will extend until 2023.

In a note distributed to journalists at the end of the summit by the Angolan Presidency, João Lourenço's press services said that the summit dealt with topics such as the project for the elaboration of the History on the Liberation Struggle of the PALOP and the admission of Equatorial Guinea as a full member. right of the PALOP Forum and East Timor as an observer member.

The commission that works in the initial phase of the History project budgeted the cost of the work at 1.8 million euros, of which one million will be made available by Angola in early May, the statement said.

The summit also decided "the institutionalization of regular ministerial meetings in the sectors of Education, Culture, Higher Education, Science and Technology of the PALOP Forum", according to the same document.

The PALOP Forum has had a legal existence since 2014 and is a mechanism for political and diplomatic consultation and cooperation between African Portuguese Speaking Countries.

Equatorial Guinea, a former Spanish colony, joined the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) in 2014, when it adopted Portuguese as one of the official languages, joining that organization with Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.