Vice President returns home after AU summit

Luanda – The Angolan Vice President, Manuel Domingos Vicente, returned to the country last Friday, after participating in the 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), in representation of the Angolan Head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

At the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, in Luanda, the Vice President was welcomed by the State Minister and Head of the President’s Security Office, Helder Vieira Dias JA�nior, Transports minister, Augusto da Silva Tomas, vice governor of Luanda Province for political and social matters, Jovelina Imperial, and senior aides of the Vice President.

The work of the country’s delegation in the AU summit was marked by the election of the Angolan Josefa Sacko to the post of African Union (AU) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture.

The event was also marked by the return of Morocco to the organisation.

On the fringes of the summit, Angola paid homage to South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamine Zuma, the outgoing chairman of the AU Commission, by offering her a wooden-made statuette of the Angolan culture, as a sign of recognition for her work at the continental organisation.

Manuel Domingos Vicente also had separate meetings with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Cuban Vice President, Salvador Valdez Mesa, the three of whom were guests of honour at the AU summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Source: Angola Press News Agency