London — The Embassy of Angola to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland presented to the Angolan community based in Manchester the brochure "Know the National Symbols of Angola".
The ceremony that was held on the premises of the primary school of the Salford Holy Name Diocese, that is the shelter for 32 Angolan children, was sponsored by the Angolan Association in the Great Manchester, together with the kids' guardians.
Addressing the event, the Embassy's minister counsellor, Eduardo Neto Sangueve, on behalf of ambassador Miguel Gaspar Fernandes Neto, spoke of the importance of the Angolan national symbols, their historical contexts and the attitude each national citizen should adopt before them.
The diplomat spoke of the national flag and its colours, of the insignia and of the anthem, having defended need for awareness on the part of the children to respect the national symbols and the need to instill in them principles that awaken patriotism.
To the surprise and satisfaction of those present, the children proved to know the name of the President of the Republic, "José Eduardo dos Santos".