JoAPound o Lourenco honoured with Dom Henrique Order

Lisbon – Angolan President JoAPound o Lourenco was awarded Thursday at Palacio de Belem in Lisbon Portugal with the Great Necklace of the Dom Henrique Order by the Portuguese Head of State, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The tribute, behind closed doors, took place during a meeting between the two statesmen, moments after JoAPound o Lourenco began his official visit, in Praca do Imperio, in Belem, in Portugal.

For Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the award to JoAPound o Lourenco represents the homage to all the Angolan people.

The Portuguese president said he appreciated the way JoAPound o Lourenco is managing the country with “a desire for change, generation renewal, and revision of methods, financial equilibrium and economic diversification.

Before the meeting, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and JoAPound o Lourenco reviewed the troops in a parade at Praca do Imperio. During his presence, 22 cannon were fired.

Then, the President of Angola deposited a wreath on the Tomb of the poet and soldier Luis de CamAes.

This afternoon, JoAPound o Lourenco addressed the Assembly of the Republic.

Source: Angola Press News Agency