Angolan President leaves for 73rd UN General Assembly

Luanda – The Angolan head of State, JoAPound o Lourenco, left Friday, Luanda, bound for New York, where he will participate, from 21 to 26 this month, at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

This will be JoAPound o Lourenco’s first participation as Angolan Head of State, at the UN General Assembly.

According to a press note from the Civil House of the President of the Republic, arrived in Angop, JoAPound o Lourenco will intervene next Wednesday 26, the second day of the General Debate of this world forum.

During his stay, the Angolan President will speak at the business forum United States / Angola, scheduled for Monday 24.

The Head of State has scheduled meetings on the 25th with the Presidents of Croatia, Kenya and of the Council of State of Cuba.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a note sent to ANGOP, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly began on the 18th of this month, but the general high-level debate begins on Tuesday 25, and should last nine days.

The general debate will take place under the theme Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.

Heads of State and Government from the Organization’s 193 member countries are to take part the world event.

As in previous years, the UN General Assembly will address issues of global action in the areas of peace, justice, society, economy and health, in the plenary sessions and high-level official meetings.

Combating weapons, promoting human rights, socio-economic development, coordinating humanitarian assistance in the world and preventing chronic diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS will also be highlighted at this session of the UN General Assembly.

Source: Angola Press News Agency