…Meets Onyeama

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

The outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Nigeria, Eustáquio Januário Quibato, on Monday, bade farewell to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

The Institutional Communication and Press Services of the Embassy of Angola in Nigeria, in a statement issued in Abuja, disclosed that during an audience held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, Onyeama highlighted the excellent diplomatic relations between Angola and Nigeria, as well as the bilateral and multilateral challenges in the regional and international organizations that the two countries share.

The Angolan Embassy further said the two entities reviewed the diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries and the need to encourage their companies to operate in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) markets.

“Issues such as political stability in West, Central and Southern Africa, strategic partnerships, sports exchange, technological and infrastructure development to generate youth employment, were addressed during the audience between the two diplomats,” the Embassy of Angola in Abuja said.

The Angolan Mission further said Onyeama wished the outgoing ambassador success in his new mission in the Republic of Guinea Conakry, describing it as a “Noble and Challenging Mission.”

“Recently, President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço rotated and appointed Angolan ambassadors to various Angola missions of the world.

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“Eustáquio Quibato was exonerated from Nigeria, and proped to Guinea Conakry. He will be replaced by Ambassador José Bamókina Zau, former Secretary of State, Ministry of the Interior.

“The Embassy of Angola in Nigeria extends its diplomatic authority to the Republics of Benin and Niger.

“H.E Ambassador Eustáquio Quibato had in January this year traveled to Niamey and Cotonou to bid farewell to Presidents Mohamed BAZOUM and Patrice TALON, of Niger and Benin, respectively,” the Institutional Communication and Press Services of the Embassy of Angola in Nigeria stated.