Angola: the vice-president represents the head of state during the investiture of Carlos Vila
Luanda – The Angolan Vice-President of the Republic Bornito de Sousa is traveling to SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe on Friday to attend, on behalf of the Angolan Head of State JoÃ£o LourenÃ§o, the inauguration ceremony of the elected President of that country, Carlos Vila Nova, Saturday.
The information is expressed in a note released Thursday by the Institutional Communication and Press Service of the organizations supporting the Vice-President of the Republic.
In addition to the Vice-President of the Republic, the ceremony brings together the heads of state of Guinea Bissau Umaro Sissoco EmbalÃ³, and of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Elected in the second round of the presidential election on September 5, Carlos Vila Nova, 65, ran for Independent Democratic Action (ADI), after winning 57% of the vote, against 42 for his opponent, Guilherme Posser da Costa, candidate of the Movement for the Liberation of SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe – Social Democratic Party (MLSTP-PSD).
After confirming the results of the elections in SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe, Angolan President JoÃ£o LourenÃ§o congratulated Carlos Vila Nova, after expressing his willingness to see the two countries work together, through a constructive dialogue, to strengthen the historic ties of friendship and cooperation that exist for the benefit of the welfare and prosperity of the respective peoples.
Angola and SÃ£o TomÃ© and PrÃncipe formalized their cooperation in February 1978, through the General Agreement of Friendship and Cooperation, and the Joint Bilateral Commission created in January 1980.
In 2019, the two countries identified areas for a new cooperation strategy, including tourism, transport and hydrocarbon exploration.