Lourenço arrives in Namibia

03 May 2018 19:40pm
WINDHOEK, 03 MAY (NAMPA) – Angolan President João Lourenço arrived in Windhoek on Thursday for a three-day State visit.
He was welcomed at State House by President Hage Geingob.
Shortly after the singing of the national and African Union anthems, Lourenço inspected the national guard of honour, after which he was introduced to senior government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
He was then entertained by various local cultural groups before going into a closed-door meeting with his Namibian counterpart.
Lourenço’s visit to Namibia is his first since he was sworn in as the president of Angola in September last year.
During his stay in Namibia, Lourenço will have various engagements lined up for him including a State banquet in his honour on Thursday evening.
Additionally, Lourenço will participate as guest of honour in the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Cassinga Massacre on Friday at the Heroes’ Acre in Windhoek.
Cassinga Day is commemorated in remembrance of the attack by the apartheid forces of South Africa on the Cassinga Refugee Camp in southern Angola on 04 May 1978.
Lourenço will also witness the renaming of Ausspannplatz Circle to Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto Square in honour Angola’s first president.
The Angolan President and his delegation depart for Luanda on Saturday.
(NAMPA)
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