17 March 2019

Southern Africa: SADC Leaders Attend Cuito Cuanavale Battle Day

Luanda — The President of the Republic, Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, invited all the Heads of State of the SADC Region to participate in the first anniversary of the implementation of the Day of the Liberation of Southern Africa, in honor of March 23.

This information was delivered today at the International Airport 4 de Fevereiro by Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto on the occasion of the SADC Council of Ministers' meeting held on 15 and 16 March in Windhoek (Namibia).

"We will celebrate this day with a special character, because it is the first time this date is celebrated for the liberation of Southern Africa in honor of Angola for what it did for the liberation of our subregion," he said.

According to the head of the Angolan diplomacy, President João Loureço understood, for this celebration of the first 23 March, after the Windhoek decision last year, that it should be a regional celebration, to invite all the Heads of State of the SADC to jointly celebrate the date in Angola.

"Some Heads of State, such as Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, have already confirmed their presence , of course the other Presidents are dependent on their agendas," he said.

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