H E Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco re-elected as the President of Angola

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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has congratulated H E Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco on being re-elected as the President of Angola on 15 September.


  • Angola is an important friend of India and the people of both the countries enjoy cordial and friendly relations.
  • With Lourenco securing another five-year term, the bilateral ties shared between India and Angola are expected to improve in terms of trade.

  • He has served as the president of Angola since 26 September 2017.

  • Prior to this, he was the Defence Minister from 2014 to 2017.

  • In September 2018, he became the Chairman of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola, the ruling party.


About Angola :

  • Angola is a country located in South-West Africa

  • Capital - Luanda

  • Official Language - Portuguese

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