King Mohammed VI congratulates the Angolan President on his re-election

The investiture ceremony of Angolan President, João Lourenço and Vice-President, Esperança Costa, took place in Republic Square in the capital Luanda. It was the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, who represented the Sovereign at this ceremony.

On this occasion, King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. In his message, The Sovereign expresses his warm congratulations and his sincere wishes for success to President Lourenço in his high office.

King Mohammed VI expresses his consideration for the ties of African friendship and brotherhood uniting the two countries, reiterating his constant determination to work together with the Angolan President to strengthen bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect and cooperation fruitful, serving the interests of the two brotherly peoples.

The final results of the general elections of August 24, the fifth in Angola, confirmed the victory of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and its leader, João Lourenço, with 51.17% of the votes cast at the ballot box .

These results enabled Joao Lourenço to be reappointed for a second term as head of the country.

In Angola, there is no presidential election. The head of the list of the winning party in the legislative elections is automatically invested as Head of State.

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