Angola. João Lourenço exonerates four ambassadors, including in CPLP – O Jornal Económico

Angola. João Lourenço exonerates four ambassadors, including in CPLP - O Jornal Económico

The Angolan President formalized today the exoneration of four Angolan ambassadors to the CPLP, Mexico, Greece and Canada, announced on September 10, in the continuation of the process of closing diplomatic and consular missions.

In a decree issued today by the Civil House of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço exonerated the ambassadors to the Mission of Angola to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Luís de Almeida, Mexico, Leogivildo da Costa e Silva, Mercedes da Silva Feijó, and in Canada, Edgar Gaspar Martins.

On 10 September, the head of the Angolan diplomacy indicated that until November, Angola would close four embassies and other consulates, among them the one in Faro (south of Portugal), due to the "economic constraints caused by the crisis that the country faces. "

At the occasion, Manuel Augusto indicated that the diplomatic representation of Angola accredited to the CPLP will be assured by the Embassy of Angola in Lisbon.

In addition to the Angolan consulate in Faro, Manuel Augusto also announced the closing of similar missions in Durban (South Africa), Frankfurt (Germany) and California (United States).

The head of the Angolan Diplomacy said that, on the other hand, Angola is going to build a new foreign office in Germany, a project integrated in the 2016 financing agreement between the Angolan government and the German bank KFW IPEX-Bank GMBH of 500 million (427.8 million euros at the current exchange rate).

On August 24 of this year, following the official visit to Germany, João Lourenço, passed a decree awarding the contract to the German company Ed Zublin AG Stuttgart, with a value close to 12 million euros.

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