Angola: First President's Commitment to Preservation of Environment Stressed

Luanda — The commitment and dedication of the first president of Republic António Agostinho Neto to preservation of the nature was stressed Tuesday in Luanda by university professor João Serôdio.

João Serodio, who is also a founding member of Kissama Foundation, said so to the press on the sidelines of the workshop on National Environment Day, on 31 January.

The university lecturer said that Agostinho Neto launched the challenge to organise a national meeting on the conservation of nature in 1974, before the country's independence.

This meeting, he added, would serve as guidelines in environmental matters, for the future government of the country.

Jointly sponsored by Kissama Foundation and Kitabanga project, the workshop gathered, among others, environmentalists, academicians, students, biologists, high ranking officials of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

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