São Tomé — The president of São Tomé and Príncipe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, said that the founder of the Angolan Nation, António Agostinho Neto, was an extraordinary person from various points of view.
Pinto da Costa was speaking on Monday in São Tome, during an audience he granted to the Angolan ambassador to his country, Alfredo Eduardo Mingas, and two members of the António Agostinho Neto Foundation (FAAN), Mário Pinto de Andrade and Carlos Torres.
Meanwhile, president Pinto da Costa received from the hands of Pinto de Andrade the five volumes of the book "Agostinho Neto e a Libertação de Angola - 1949 - 1974, Arquivos da PIDE-DGS", that was released on the "Roça Rio d'Ouro" farm, in São Tome.
Pinto da Costa said he met Agostinho Neto when both were students in Lisbon, adding that he keeps good memories of him, from moments they shared in Angola and in Sao Tome.
He said that the change of the name of Roça Rio d'Ouro to "Empresa Estatal Agrícola António Agostinho Neto" was a form of homage to the great friend of São Tome and Principle that Agostinho Neto was.