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PR in the US to attend the annual International Foundation for Environmental Conservation Gala

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, left on Saturday for a mission in the United States, where he will participate, this Monday, in the annual Gala of the International Foundation for Environmental Conservation. During his stay in the US, the head of state will also attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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The initial stage of the tour will be in Washington, where he will be honored for his involvement in environmental protection initiatives, according to a statement issued by the President's Press Office.

In the US capital, President Lourenço will participate Monday in the annual Gala of the International Foundation for Conservation of the Environment (ICCF), an event during which he will deliver a speech in the presence of high political figures, local and foreign, with emphasis on the presence of the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, and numerous congressmen.

On the same day, Washington will host a roundtable on investments in Angola, an initiative of the United States of America-Angola Chamber of Commerce, the statement said, adding that "at the event on business, President João Lourenço will speak to the American businessmen present".

On the last day of his stay in Washington, the Head of State will go to the Capitol for a meeting with the Congress leader, Nancy Pelosi.

The program in Washington also includes a visit to the Museum of African American History, during which "a meeting with descendants of slaves who left Angola 400 years ago and settled in the Virginia region, having had a relevant participation in the formation of what is now known as the United States of America," is scheduled.

João Lourenço will arrive in New York next Wednesday, where he will make his speech at the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday morning, being the fifth speaker of the day, after the leaders of South Africa, Guyana, Botswana and Cuba.

"In addition to participating in the annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of the Republic will develop intense diplomatic activity, holding meetings with leaders of various countries present in New York," the statement said.