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João Lourenço distinguished in the US for his dedication to environmental protection issues

It was on Monday night that Washington, capital of the United States of America, hosted the annual Gala of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF).

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This was the fundamental reason for the presence of the President of the Republic in the USA, before speaking at the rostrum of the United Nations, in New York.

In addition to an active participation in the gala, the head of state was distinguished with an award for his dedication to environmental protection issues.

In his speech, João Lourenço reaffirmed his vocation in this matter, assuring that "Angola, by signing the Protocol against Illicit Traffic in Wild Flora and Fauna Species under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, is committed to to adopt adequate legislation that criminalizes illicit trafficking in wildlife and parts of wildlife".