Geingob, Nujoma to attend Angolan president-elect's inauguration

25 Sep 2017 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 25 SEP (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob and Founding Father, Sam Nujoma will attend the inauguration ceremony of Angola’s President-elect João Lourenço on Tuesday.
Lourenço, a former defence minister, will be the country’s third president, succeeding President João Eduardo dos Santos who served as the country’s Head of State since 1979 following the death of Angola’s founding president, Augustinho Neto.
Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Albertus Aochamub said in a statement issued on Monday, Geingob is expected to have the opportunity for courtesy meetings with both the outgoing and incoming presidents.
Namibia and Angola share bilateral and historic relations, further strengthened by continued high-level visits and exchanges.
According to the Southern African News Features, Lourenço served in various senior positions, including as leader of the MPLA in parliament and deputy president of Parliament.
Angola held its general elections on 23 August, where the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party won the elections.
Geingob will return to Namibia Tuesday night.