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João Lourenço in Portugal and visit Lisbon, Porto and Alfeite

The Angolan President in Lisbon for a three-day visit to Portugal, which includes, in addition to the capital, the port and the naval base of Alfeite, and meetings with government officials and the Angolan community.

According to the program, João Lourenço’s official visit begins on Thursday in Belém, with military ceremonies and the laying of a wreath at the tomb of Luís de Camões, before a guided tour to the Jerónimos Monastery.

The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, receives his Angolan counterpart at 11:50.

At 15:00, the Angolan head of state and the president of the parliament, Ferro Rodrigues, address a solemn session of the Assembly of the Republic and João Lourenço then goes to the Lisbon City Hall, where he will receive the key of the city from the hands of the president of the municipality, Fernando Medina.

The visit continues with a visit to the National Institute of Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), where he will be accompanied by the Prime Minister, António Costa, and the Minister of Agriculture, Luís Capoulas Santos.

The Ajuda Palace then receives João Lourenço for an official banquet, offered by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and where António Costa will also be present, among other guests.

On Friday, the Angolan president starts early for Porto where he will be received by local authorities before speaking at the Portugal / Angola Economic and Business Forum, as will the prime minister.

By 11:45 it will arrive at the City Hall of Porto where the mayor Rui Moreira will deliver the keys to the city.

João Lourenço is expected around 1200 at Palácio da Bolsa to sign agreements and have lunch with Portuguese and Angolan businessmen before returning to Lisbon.

Already in the capital, the president of Angola is at 16:30 with the Angolan community residing in Portugal.

On Saturday João Lourenço visits, from 9.25 am the naval base of Alfeite and lunch with Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, before ending the official visit.

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