Huambo — The chancellor of Agostinho Neto University (UAN), Orlando da Mata, Saturday in central Huambo province, highlighted the remarkable commitment of the first Angolan President and Founder of the Nation, António Agostinho Neto, to defense of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.
The academician expressed so at a lecture on the life and work of Agostinho Neto, preceded by the release of the book "Agostinho Neto e libertação de Angola 1949-1974, arquivos da PIDE-DGS".
He considered the first President of the Republic of Angola a freedom fighter and defender of the oppressed peoples.
To António Agostinho Neto, according to Orlando da Mata, the struggle of the Angolans did not restricted to the achievement of independence, as the neighboring countries, such as Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, were still under colonial rule.
In his turn, the deputy governor for economic and productive sector of Huambo, Francisco facto, praised the initiative of Agostinho Neto
Foundation to compile and make available to scholars and readers the book "Agostinho Neto e libertação de Angola 1949-1974, arquivos PIDE-DGS.