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Thu, 28 May 2015 17:01 - Updated Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00

Vice President en route to Nigeria

Luanda - Angola's vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, is leaving for Nigeria to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday.

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At Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, Manuel Vicente, who will represent the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, received farewell greetings from the governor of Luanda, Graciano Domingos, and officials from his Office.

The inauguration ceremony of Muhammadu Buhari, the 11th president of Nigeria, will take place in Abuja.

The event will bring together, among others personalities,  African statesmen, European community and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential elections held on 28 March after defeating the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan.

In a statement addressed to the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, on 20 May, Muhammadu Buhari expressed his interest in maintaining and strengthening relations between the two countries to ensure benefits for their peoples.

Angola and Nigeria cooperate, especially in political and diplomatic fields as well as in the sectors of Defence and Security, Oil, Education, Culture and Transport.

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