Angola: Vice-President Leaves for Bangui

Luanda – The Vice-President of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, has left in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, for Bangui city, Central African Republic (CAR), where he will attend the inauguration of the president-elect, Faustin-Archange Touadera.

At Luanda’s “4 de Fevereiro” International Airport, the Vice-president, who will represent the Angolan Head of State in the event, was bid farewell by the Transport minister, Augusto Tomas, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, among other figures.

Faustin Archange Touadera was elected CAR president in February this year with 62,71 percent of the votes, against 37,29 of his rival, Anicet-Georges Dologuele.

CAR is an African country, which was a few years ago involved in inter-religious conflict whose consequences led to the deaths of thousands of citizens, and is also a member of the International Conference on the Great Region (ICGLR), an institution that is presided over by Angola.

The CAR is a territory of 630 square kilometres, a population estimated at four million inhabitants and mineral resources that include uranium, Diamonds, abundant water and timber.

Source: All Africa