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Message from the Ambassador
Mr. Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro
Ambassador of the Republic of Angola in The Hague, The Netherlands
In 2015 we have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the independence of my beloved country: Angola. Let us remember some history: Forty years ago, at midnight of the memorable 11º of November of 1975, our late president, the great Agostinho Neto proclaimed urbi and orbi before Africa and the world the independence of Angola.
Forty years later, where do we find ourselves?
Reconstructing our country after several years of war has been a focal point for us:
Roads, Railroads, Airports and Ports, hospitals and housing have been flourishing in the past few years, but also schools and universities as well as training centers in order to fight illiteracy and allowing our children to have access to school have raised as well. Illiteracy for instance has gone from 99% in 1975 to 33% today to hopefully being eradicated by 2017.
The political stability has allowed us to have a fast growing economy based on the collaboration of our friends and economic and financial partners but mostly by the utilization of our natural resources and the governmental effort into reducing poverty.
We have, as a diplomatic representation, been here since 2011 and our government’s decision in opening the embassy in the Netherlands comes from the desire to strengthen our relationship with this great nation in the perspective of developing even more strategic partnerships between our two countries and for us to benefit from the entrepreneurship know-how and dynamism Dutch companies are known for.Long live the friendship between Angola and the Netherlands !
Mr. Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro
Wednesday 6 September 2017- Luanda-MPLA WINS general elections.The National Electoral Commission (CNE) of Angola proclaimed, today, officially, the MPLA as winner of the Angolan general elections Wednesday of 23 August, with a qualified majority of 61.07 percent.This year’s elections with the participation of political parties, MPLA (Popular Movement for the liberation of Angola), UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), FNLA (national front for the liberation of Angola), PRS (Social Renewal Party and APN (Alliance National Patriotic), as well as the HOME-EC (Wide Convergence of Salvation of Angola-Election Coalition).With 4,164,157 valid votes (61.07%), the MPLA saw their candidates elected the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, and Vice-President of the Republic, Mr Bornito de Sousa, as well as 150 deputies of the 220 members of the National Assembly.
Monday 17 OCTOBER 2016 – Luanda – Message about the State of the nation, made by the President of the Republic of Angola, Comrade José Eduardo dos Santos, Holder of the Executive power, in opening, Monday (17), at the National Assembly in Luanda, the fifth and last Legislative Session of this parliamentary term (2012/2017):.
Tuesday 14 June 2016 – Speech delivered by the President of the Republic of Angola, Comrade José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the International Conference on the Great Lakes region, at the opening, Tuesday (14), at the Talatona Convention Centre in Luanda, the sixth Ordinary Summit of the heads of State and Government of CIRGL.
The new Ambassador of Angola H.E. Alberto do Carmo Bento Riberio in an official ceremony presented his credentials to His Majesty Willem Alexander, King of the Netherlands. During the official talks that followed the formal ceremony, the Ambassador of the Republic of Angola exchanged with the Dutch monarch and expressed his compliance to continue working on strengthening bilateral relations.
H.E. Alberto do Carmo Bento Riberio, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the OPCW, presented his credentials to the Director-General on the day 12 November 2015
On the occasion of the ephemeris, s. Excellency José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola, gave a speech to the nation, remembering the historic achievements have contributed to the independence proclaimed on the day November 11, 1975.
The Angolan Ambassador to Holland, Luís de Almeida, discussed in The Hague, with the Dutch External Trade Minister, Lilianne Ploumen, the perspectives to intensify the cooperation between the two countries.This analysis was carried out last Thursday in an audience granted to Luís de Almeida by Lilianne Ploumen, who is also Dutch Ministers of Development and Co-operation.
Thursday 14th November 2013 the Embassy of Angola has organised the National Celebration of the Independence of Angola. Special guests were invited to join our Ambassador to toast on this special occaision and to speak words of memory and appreciation for the Angolan Repúblic. The reception was hosted at the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel in The Hague.