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Portuguese PR makes positive evaluation of visit to Angola

This Sunday, the President of the Portuguese Republic made a positive assessment of the two-day visit to Luanda, arguing that "it was important" for the meetings with other heads of state and for listening to Portuguese businessmen in Angola.

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"This trip was important," replied Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, when asked by journalists about the two-day trip he made to the Angolan capital, to participate in the 2021 Luanda Biennial - Pan-African Forum for Culture of Peace.

The visit enabled the meeting with the president, João Lourenço, and the future president of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), Carlos Vila Nova, as well as the president of the African Union, Félix Tshisekedi, also president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDCongo), but not only.

The end of the visit was reserved for a meeting with Portuguese businessmen in Angola.

"They were caught in this pandemic... They want, on the one hand, to say what they are experiencing, at the moment in Angola, on the other hand, to know a little bit about the perspective in Portugal".

The visit also included a meeting with the archbishop emeritus of Luanda, Alexandre do Nascimento, in the early afternoon of this Sunday, which took place behind closed doors.

Returning to Angola is already in his plans, but Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa does not know if before, if after the presidential elections, scheduled for August 2022.