Luanda — President João Lourenço left Luanda Saturday for the United States of America, to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Accompanied by the First Lady, Ana Dias Lourenço, the President was seen off on departure by Vice-president Bornito de Sousa, Government officials and members of his office.
According to a note from the President's Press Office that reached ANGOP, the Head of State's agenda for the USA begins in Washington DC, where he will be honoured for his commitment to environmental initiatives.
In the US capital, João Lourenço is also to attend on Monday the annual gala of the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF), where he will address prominent local and foreign political figures, especially members of the Congress.
On Monday again, President João Lourenço will speak to US business people in Washington, during a round-table on investments in Angola, sponsored by the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce.
Closing his Washington agenda, the Angolan President will visit the Capitolio, where he will meet with the Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
The President's Washington agenda includes a visit to the Afro-America History Museum, where he is to meet with descendants of slaves shipped from Angola to the USA, about four hundred years ago, settled in the Virginia region.
President João Lourenço will be arriving in New York on Wednesday (22), where he will address the UN General Assembly on the following day (23). His presentation will follow those of the leaders of South Africa, Guyana, Botswana and Cuba.
In addition to the participation in the UNGA debates, President João Lourenço will carry out a busy diplomatic activity, involving meetings with leaders of various countries present in New York.