Houston — The Angolan general-consul in Houston, Júlia Machado, last Sunday called on all Angolan citizens residing in the southern zone of the United States to be ambassador for peace, and to young people he suggested dedication to the studies for prosperity of the country.
Speaking at a ceremony held to celebrate the 37th independence anniversary of Angola, which took place in Houston, the consul gave a brief account of the moments that preceded the proclamation of national independence, on 11 November 1975.
The Angolan diplomat stated that this independence anniversary happens in a time of peace and democracy, which represents a motive for feeling proud.
She stressed that Angola one day will be a prosperous and very important nation in Africa, adding that all Angolan children must participate in the country's development.
The ceremony included a music/cultural show that was enlivened by the Angolan singers Yuri da Cunha, Titica, the traditional dance group Muntweno and the Showista do Semba duet.