27 December 2012

Angola: Head of State Gets Year-End Greetings

Luanda — The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, is receiving Thursday evening in the Luanda Presidential Palace year-end greetings.

The Angolan Statesman was initially greeted by the vice president, Manuel Vicente, followed by the speaker of the National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

José Eduardo dos Santos, flanked by the first lady, Ana Paula dos Santos, was also greeted by the chiefs of Supreme Court, Constitutional Court and Audit Court Cristiano André, Rui Ferreira and Julião António, respectively.

MPs, ministers, members of the civil society, former combatants and magistrates and others also participated at the year-end greeting ceremony.

The agenda includes a speech to the Nation by the head of State, preceded by the vice president's speech, on behalf of the Angolan people.

The last part of the ceremony includes dinner, music and cultural show.

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