In the morning hours of this Wednesday, the Portuguese Head of State, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, arrived in Luanda and was received at the 4 de Febrero International Airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Mirex), Téte António, accompanied by a reception committee.
After the electoral victory on August 24, the European dignitary congratulated Lourenço and expressed the hope that “Angolan political life continues to develop in a climate of freedom, pluralism and tolerance,” Mirex said in a press release.
According to the source, during the day they will welcome representatives of the United Nations, Botswana, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Serbia, Burundi, the African Union, China, Nicaragua, Qatar, Gabon, Chad and the International Conference on the region of the Great Lakes, among other guests.
Since yesterday, the president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, has been on Luanda soil, whose official reception was also given by Minister Téte António, accompanied by the governor of the province, Ana Paula de Carvalho.
Currently heading the Economic Community of West African States, Embaló held a meeting with Lourenço the day before at the Presidential Palace in Ciudad Alta.
The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won the recent elections with 51.17 percent of the votes, which ensured the re-election of its leader as Head of State and Government, as well as the parliamentary majority of the party during the next five years, by winning 124 of the 220 seats in the National Assembly.