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CPLP: Angolan Filipe Zau presented as ambassador of goodwill for the Portuguese language

University professor Filipe Zau, also a member of the board of the Angolan Academy of Letters, presented himself this Thursday, in Lisbon, as the new ambassador of the goodwill of the Portuguese language of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Fernando Pineza:

"Professor Filipe Zau was presented today in Lisbon, at the headquarters of the CPLP executive secretary, as the new ambassador of the Portuguese language goodwill of this organization", announced in a statement, the Angolan embassy in Portugal, which has, since 17 July , the rotating community presidency.

Accompanied by the Angolan ambassador to Portugal, Carlos Alberto Fonseca, Filipe Zau was received by the new CPLP executive secretary, the Timorese Zacarias Albano da Costa, "with whom he held a first meeting to exchange greetings", the note said.

"A university professor and distinguished man of culture, 71-year-old Filipe Zau is part of the board of the Angolan Academy of Letters, having held, among other positions, that of Culture attaché at the Angolan embassy in Portugal," the statement said.

At the previous summit of CPLP Heads of State and Government, which took place on July 17, in Luanda, a resolution was approved with the names of the organization's new goodwill ambassadors.

Thus, among the nominees, for a term of four years, which may be renewed for equal periods, are the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mozambique, Leonardo Santos Simão, for the area of ​​political-diplomatic consultation, and Filipe Silvino de Pina Zau, for the Portuguese language area.

Triple jump athletes Nelson Évora and Patrícia Mamona are the appointed ambassadors for the areas of youth, sport and gender equality.

The figure of "CPLP's goodwill ambassador" aims to "widely promote the objectives and spread the CPLP's activities".

The XIII Conference of CPLP Heads of State and Government, in which Angola assumed the presidency, was marked by the signing of the Mobility Agreement and a new priority: the strengthening of economic relations between its Member States.

The Conference of Heads of State and Government is the highest organ of the CPLP, which ordinarily meets every two years and which is responsible for defining and guiding the general policy and strategies of the organization.

Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor are the nine member states of the CPLP, which celebrated 25 years on the same day of the summit.