Portuguese president honoured with Agostinho Neto Order

Luanda – Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was awarded Wednesday in Luanda by his Angolan counterpart, JoAPound o Lourenco, with the Agostinho Neto Order, the highest distinction of the Angolan State.

The single-degree Order is granted to the nationals and foreigners, in particular the heads of State and Government, political leaders and other heavyweight individuals.

After receiving the award, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said that he dedicated it to the Portuguese people, who follow all the moments of the life of Angolan people, especially the more than 150,000 who reside and work in Angola.

In his turn, the Angolan Head of State, JoAPound o Lourenco, described as an honour the opportunity to attribute the distinction, which perpetuates the name of the first President of Angola, in addition to recognise the high value of the personality of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Among those awarded with the Agostinho Neto Order stress goes to the figures such as Nelson Mandela (1990), Jose Eduardo dos Santos (1991), Kenneth Kaunda (1992), Omar Bongo (1992), Aristides Pereira (1992), Denis Sassou- Mugabe (1992), Quett Masire (1992), Joaquim Chissano (1992), Manuel Pinto da Costa (1992) and Fidel Castro (1992).

Source: Angola Press News Agency