11 January 2013

Angola: Head of State Highlights Peace Gains

Luanda — The Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos Thursday in Luanda said that in little more than 10 years of peace the country managed to promote national reconciliation and restore the hope for a better living for everybody.

President Eduardo Dos Santos was addressing the ceremony of yearend compliments with the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola.

He said it is with a feeling of accomplished mission that the country once again places at the disposal of the people modern basic infrastructures to prompt the economic and social development of Angola.

The president stressed that the finding that Angola is making progress and settling with sagacity, its problems, transmits to the world the image of the real evolution of the country, being important that every members of the diplomatic corps continue highlighting this idea to help correct the distorted vision and some prejudices from certain sectors of the international community that insists in not believing in the renewal of Africa.

Eduardo dos Santos stated that the State and its democratic institutions are getting consolidated, based on the principles of the law and people's sovereignty, through which peaceful coexistence, civic participation in the national problems are promoted, even in a continent where conflicts and political crises start re-emerging.

"We have never let afro-pessimism that certain elite propagated in the past to influence us. We always believed in the change and renewal of Africa and in the way of conceiving and making politics in this continent," he stated.

According to him, it was not accidental that Angola is going through a process of effective democratisation that leads to peace, stability, economic growth and social progress.

"We are part of this world that is now characterised by global changes and progressive and positive alteration to political, economic and international order," stressed the president. José Eduardo dos Santos underlined that with the advent of emerging economic powers, the international environment became more and more multi-polar and the underdeveloped countries have other opportunities to find paths to development and progress.

This is a historical circumstance that Africa can not afford missing and Angola, naturally, takes it in the best possible way.

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