Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was speaking to journalists at Parque da Liberdade, in Pretoria, during an official one-day visit to South Africa, held between the Day of Portugal celebrations, which began on Monday in Cape Town, and will continue on Wednesday, already with the participation of the prime minister, in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
"I accompanied the prime minister's visit to Angola every step of the way, which, by the way, went with the success that was expected, because it was important in several areas, many areas, at a very sensitive moment for both countries", he declared.
The Portuguese head of state said that António Costa's visit to Angola allowed "completing dossiers, speeding up dossiers" on science and technology, economy and finance, and highlighted "the step that has been taken and is being taken in the payment of debts that were outstanding".
Like South Africa, Angola "is also a power with regional affirmation and with a great deal of weight in certain areas of Africa", he stressed.
Asked if he would still meet this Tuesday with António Costa, who arrived in Johannesburg at night, coming from Angola, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa replied: "I will probably still be with him today, because there is a dinner that is a non-public dinner , unofficial, and that will allow us to be together".
Asked about this Tuesday's hearings in parliament, the President of the Republic of Portugal said that he follows "everything that goes on there", but refused to make any comment.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa also refused to comment on the elections in Guinea-Bissau, another matter that he said he was following "with all my attention and with all my interest".
"I will not comment on the legislative elections, namely in Portuguese-speaking sister countries", he said.