Helsinki — President Sauli Niinistro last Thursday in Helsinki City received the credentials of Angolan diplomat Brito Sozinho, in his capacity as new extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Finland, with a non-resident status.
In a private audience, after handing his credentials, Brito Sozinho informed the Finnish president about the results of last August general elections in Angola, as well as the pace of the works relating to the programmes of reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructures and consolidation of democracy and rule of law.
The Finnish Head of State manifested a particular interest in seeing the two countries strengthening bilateral relations in various domains, based on an understanding memorandum, currently being analysed by the concerned authorities of Angola and Finland.
Some hours before the accreditation session, Brito Sozinho assessed the state of the relations between both countries with Finland's secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Pertti Torstila, to whom he handed the copies of his credentials.
Pertti Torstila congratulated Angola on the success of its democratic process, the successes in the demining process, as well as stressed the steps taken by this African country towards economic growth and in its process of national reconciliation.
Brito Sozinho, who resides in Sweden, is also extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark and Sweden.