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Russian National Day celebrated in Luanda for the first time with UNITA deputies

Russia's National Day was celebrated this Wednesday, for the first time, with UNITA deputies, which Russian ambassador Vladimir Tararov considered as a “sign of true national reconciliation”.

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In his speech, the ambassador highlighted the process of achieving peace that has been carried out with "the efforts of the people of Angola", brought together to build a more prosperous homeland.

Speaking to Lusa, the diplomat highlighted that UNITA is the greatest force in the opposition and that they come to celebrate the date as deputies, stressing that Russia accepts "whatever the reality" of a given country.

"If Angola thinks that this movement, or this opposition party can contribute to development within a framework of national reconciliation, why do we have to reject that? We have to contact each force, UNITA has transformed a lot, it is a UNITA with a different vision which is called constructive opposition", he declared.

The vice-president of UNITA and second vice-president of the National Assembly, Arlete Chimbinda, considered that "new winds are blowing around the world and that coexistence between those who fought yesterday, at odds, is after all possible, because a new era begins".

"These words indicate that we are determined to maintain a healthy coexistence with our brothers in the government of Angola", said the leader to Lusa, highlighting that it is also an appeal for solidarity and peaceful coexistence between brothers who belong to the same homeland.

Russia, then the Soviet Union, was the main ally of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) during the nearly thirty-year long civil war, while the anti-government forces of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) were supported by South Africa and the United States of America.

Several non-European diplomatic representations were present at the celebrations, as well as members of the MPLA executive and leaders.

Vladimir Tararov stressed that Russia is a "Eurasian power" that is convinced that "every state and every nation should live comfortably", with sovereignty and equality at the basis of existence.

"No one has the right to impose how to live and which paths to choose for development", stressed the diplomat, recognizing that Russia is going through a "difficult and tragic" period.

Regarding the West, he considered that a hybrid war had been unleashed and "illegitimate sanctions" had been imposed on Russia, with pressure on "any country that says no to the bipolar world" and highlighted the importance of relations with the African continent.

"We closely observe the events and welcome the efforts of African leaders to peacefully resolve conflicts," he said, highlighting in particular the role of President João Lourenço.

He also stated that Russia is convinced that "for African problems there must be African solutions" and that it is turning to Africa, in a completely new format, offering mutually advantageous cooperation based on principles.

Angola, he stressed, occupies "a special place" in this friendship, remembering "the times of struggle in which the USSR helped to reinforce the sovereign state".

"Russia and Angola have everything to be partners for life", he concluded.

June 12th celebrates the adoption of the declaration of state sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which took place on June 12th, 1990, an event that marked the beginning of the transition to the structure of current Russia.


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