3 May 2018

Angolan President Leaves Zambia for Namibia

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The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, landed on Thursday afternoon in the Namibian capital of Windhoek to participate in the 40th-anniversary ceremonies of the Cassinga Massacre to be marked on Friday.

Luanda — Angolan head of State João Lourenço left the Zambian capital Lusaka on Thursday for a three-day state visit to Windhoek, Namibia.

João Lourenço paid a 48-hour visit to Zambia at the invitation of his counterpart, Edgar Lungu.

During his stay, the Angolan Statesman witnessed the signing of five agreements on political and economic cooperation.

The accords include abolition of visas in ordinary and diplomatic passports as well as public order and security, agriculture and customs matters.

Addressing an Angolan/Zambia Business Forum, the President mentioned agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, transport, tourism, mineral resources and oil as the sectors for economic cooperation between the country and Zambia.

He also defended the need to turn the two countries' potentials into real wealth.

Following his visiting programme to Zambia, the President João Lourenço paid a tribute to the former late presidents by laying wreaths at presidential cemetery containing their remains.

They are Frederick Chiluba (1991-2001), Levy Mwanawasa (2001-2008) and Michael Chilufya Sata (2011-2014).

Still Wednesday, the Angolan statesman addressed a closing ceremony of Angola / Zambia business forum and paid a courtesy visit to former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.

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