9 November 2012

Angola: Cultural House of the Nation in Brazil Invited to Become Reference Centre During 2014 Cup

Luanda — The Angola House in Salvador, Brazil, one of the cities that will host the 2014 World Cup, has been invited to become a cultural centre of reference for the African and Portuguese speaking communities, during the mentioned competition, as well as during the confederation cups set for 2013.

This was revealed by the Angolan ambassador to Brazil, Nelson Cosme, when he chaired last Monday the ceremony in celebration of the 13th anniversary of the Angola House in Salvador City, Bahia state, which is a cultural centre that promotes the history and culture of Angola, as well as shows the existing blood ties between the peoples of Angola and Brazil.

About 80 per cent of Bahia's population is descended from Africa, a great deal of whom with origins in the former kingdoms of Kongo and Ndongo.

Nelson Cosme said that over 60,000 people have already visited the Angola House in Bahia, which has a permanent exhibition on Angolan history, a cyber centre, an auditorium and one library with over six thousand titles.

During the act, the mayor of Salvador, João Henriques, handed to the Angolan ambassador a letter in which he manifests the interest to visit Angola this year, with the aim of strengthening the historical ties, including the signing of a twinning agreement between Luanda and Salvador.

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