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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:30 - Updated Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:32

Princess Astrid lays wreath on sarcophagus of late president

Luanda, 10/21 - Princess Astrid of Belgium, who is in the country for a two-day official visit Monday in Luanda laid a wreath at the sarcophagus of the first President of Angola , Antonio Agostinho Neto.

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Princess Astrid of Belgium pays homage to first Nation's founding father, Agostinho Neto

Photo: Alberto Julião

The Princess and her entourage visited the historical and cultural site where the history of the first President of Angola is portrayed, before and after independence periods.

The 18 hectare-building that houses the sarcophagus containing the remains of Agostinho Neto, comprises museum, exhibition gallery, multipurpose rooms, administration, library, media library, video library, documentation centre and presidential podium.

Princess Astrid visit to Angola is meant to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the southern Africa country and the European Union (EU) State.

Political and diplomatic ties between Angola and Belgium date backs to more than 35 years.

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