29 January 2013

Angola: Vice-President Returns From African Union Summit

Luanda — The Vice-President of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, arrived this afternoon in Luanda, after participating in the 20th Summit of heads of State and Government with the African Union on January 27-28, Angop has learnt.

At Luanda's 4 de Fevereiro international airport, the Angolan official was welcomed by the head of the civil office with the Presidency of the Republic, Edeltrudes Costa, the Minister of Transports, Augusto Tomás, the State secretary for Co-operation, Angela Bragança, and the vice governor of Luanda, for administrative organisation, Graciano Domingos.

At the opening act of the event, the African Union outgoing chairman, Thomas Yayi Boni, called for unity of all members, and of its leaders in particular, for the promotion and stability and development of the continent.

The Heads of State and of Government of the African Union (AU) passed on Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the solemn declaration on the situation in Mali, in which they pledged to mobilizing resources to enable the mission of support in this country (Afisma), led by Africa, implementing and hold its mandate successfully.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the summit, the Angolan Vice President, Manuel Vicente, met with the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda, and with the special representative of the Russian President for the African Issues, Mikhail Margelov.

The coming summit of the African Union is set for May, in Addis Ababa.

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