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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:07 - Updated Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:07

Angolan head of State back home

Luanda - Angolan president João Lourenço returned Wednesday afternoon to Luanda from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he attended the tripartite mini-summit with his counterparts Joseph Kabila (host), Dennis Sassou Nguesso of Republic of the Congo.

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President, João Lourenço, back home

Photo: Rosario dos Santos

The Angolan statesman received welcome greetings from the Vice President Bornito de Sousa, the Speaker of National Assembly Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, and Chief Justice of Constitutional Court Manuel Aragão.

Also joined the delegation to receive the Statesman governor of Luanda Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, Government members and senior officials of his Office.

João Lourenço discussed with counterparts the reschedule of the general elections in the DRC, which went from 31 December 2017 to 23 December 2018, a fact which displeases the opposition.

The postponement fueled suspicions that Joseph Kabila would try to eliminate constitutional limits of office, leaving an internal social upheaval latent with likely consequences for neighboring countries.

However, the President Kabila pledged to comply with the electoral calendar for the December election.

President Kabila's position had also been voiced to his counterparts of Angola and Congo during a summit held in December 2017 in Brazzaville.

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