João Lourenço congratulates Emmanuel Macron on France’s national day

The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has congratulated the people and government of France on the European country’s National Day, marked Friday, 14.

On a congratulatory message sent to President Emmanuel Macron, the Angolan Head of State stressed that the date symbolises the courage, patriotic and combative spirit of the French people “who have always had in the core of their aspirations the construction of a nation based on the principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and unity (…)”.

João Lourenço also wrote that France plays a key role in the international context, in which stand out initiatives turned to the resolution of sensitive problems resulting from comtemporary political, economic and financial relations.

The Angolan President also manifests the need to strengthen co-operation with France in vital areas, aiming at boosting the progress and development of Angola.

“Please do accept, Your Excellency, my wishes for good health, personal well-being and prosperity for the French nation”, he concluded.

France is one of Angola’s main economic partners of Angola, with a strong presence in the crude oil sector.

Over 70 French firms operate in Angola, thus providing about ten thousand jobs.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)