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Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:31 - Updated Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:31

Brussels Press Club hosts exhibition on Neto

Luanda - A photographic exhibition on the life and work of the first President of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, was inaugurated, last Friday, in the Kingdom of Belgium, as part of the festivities of the 17th of September, National Hero Day.

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António Agostinho Neto, first president of Angola.

Photo: Fotos: Quino Viñas Fecha: octub

The exhibition, which will take place at the Brussels Press Club until the 17th of this month, portrays the different stages of António Agostinho Neto's diplomatic political journey, which culminated with the achievement of national independence on 11 November 1975.

During the opening of the exhibition, ambassador Mário de Azevedo Constantino praised the achievements of Agostinho Neto, as well as his active role in the emancipation of the African continent.

According to the Angolan diplomat, his teachings have been a catalyst for the youth, remembering that Neto defended that political independence was the beginning of the path to other dimensions such as economic independence.

On his turn, the Cape Verde ambassador, José Filomeno Monteiro, said that Neto's dimension goes beyond national borders.

“And proof of that, is the fact that the largest hospital in Cape Verde has the name of Dr. António Agostinho Neto”, he reinforced.

The Cape Verdean diplomat recalled that Agostinho Neto was detained, as a political prisoner, in the Tarrafal Concentration Camp, on Santiago Island.

The Portuguese ambassador to Belgium, Rui Tereno, considers Neto as a figure who fought and defended his ideals for the emancipation of peoples.

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