22 November 2007

Angola: Diplomat At Swearing in of New U.S. Ambassador

Washington — Angolan ambassador to USA, Josefina Pitra Diakité, Monday in Washington attended the swearing in of the new American ambassador to Angola, Dan Mozena, recently appointed by president George Bush.

Presided over by the assistant secretary of State for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, the ceremony was also attended by high ranking officials of the Department of State, by members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Washington DC, representatives of oil companies that operate in the country and other guests.

On the occasion, Dan Moezena thanked the Department of State for the trust in him and expressed the interest to reinforce bilateral relations between Angola and the US.

In her turn, Angolan ambassador to the US, Josefina Pitra Diakité, congratulated her American colleague on his nomination and expressed the wish that his appointement leads to a new era in the exisint bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Dan Mozena will be the sixth US ambassador to Angola, in replacement of Cynthia Efird, who ended her three-year mission in the country recently.

Dan Mozena, a member of the US diplomatic services, has held the post of director of the Department for Southern Africa from 2004 to 2007.

With a vast experience in Africa, Dan Mozena was counselling minister in Lusaka, worked in the peace corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo and was director assistant for Southern Africa during the transion of the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

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