15 February 2012

Angola: Sam Nujoma Calls On Namibians to Recognise Country's Contribution

Windhoek — The president of the Southwest African People Organisation (Swapo), Sam Nujoma, Wednesday in Windhoek, appealed to Namibians to recognise the contribution made by late Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and the people at large, to the independence of Namibia.

Sam Nujoma was addressing the ceremony of award to him of the Golden Diplomat Medal during the Colloquium on MPLA (Angola's ruling party), held in Luanda in December 2011.

Swapo president mentioned the unforgettable contribution of Agostinho Neto whom he called a panafrican and military strategist of singular quality.

According to him, Agostinho Neto's contribution, as well as that of the Angolan people will never be forgotten.

He said that the national liberation wars waged by MPLA, the nationalists from the ex-Portuguese colonies and the patriotic forces against the apartheid regime of South Africa, were historical landmarks that must remain in the memory of the peoples.

In his turn, the Angolan ambassador to Namibia, Manuel Alexandre Rodrigues "Kito", handed over the Golden Medal to Swapo president.

The ambassador expressed the wish of the Embassy of the Republic of Angola to continue contributing to the strengthening of existing relations between the two countries, to the wellbeing of their populations.

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