AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL HIGHLIGHTS SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURES CONSTRUCTION IN ANGOLA
Forty years after the proclamation of national independence and thirteen years of effective peace, Angola has recorded socioeconomic growth, with highlight on the building of infrastructures of social impact.
This was said by the Angolan ambassador to Israel, Feliciano António dos Santos, when delivering a speech in the ambit of the forty years of Angola’s independence, marked on 11 November, which was attended by about 300 guests.
The diplomat also emphasized the country’s political stability and the commitment of President José Eduardo dos Santos to the preservation of the independence.
According to the ambassador, Angola is experiencing a stable political state of affairs and it prioritizes peace, national reconciliation and the strengthening of democratic institutions.
He then mentioned the implementation of the national reconstruction programme, which involves the rebuilding of infrastructures, the rehabilitation of the productive sector, as well as the materialization of several social development projects.
In the context of the external policy, ambassador Feliciano António dos Santos reiterated the Angolan government’s position of defending dialogue and mutual respect, as a way to solve conflicts.
He also expressed the wish to see the resumption of the negotiations of peace between Israel and the Palestine Authority, aiming at a peaceful and lasting solution.
In her turn, the Israeli minister for Social Equality, Gila Gamliel, praised the current leadership role of Angola in the African continent and the importance of the co-operation between both countries.
ANGOLAN AMBASSADOR PAIDCOURTESY VISIT TO THE GALILEE INSTITUTE
The Ambassador of Angola in Israel, Feliciano António dos Santos, recently visited the International Institute of Management Galilee in northern Israel, to learn about the activities of the Institute that has received in recent years a considerable number of Angolan.
At the meeting the President of the Institute, Dr. Joseph Shevel, expressed the interest in further grow of the number of Angolan citizens to attend the courses offered by his institution.
Till now 1,300 Angolan citizens, an average of 80 students per year had attended courses at the Galilee Institute and the intention of that academic institution is to reach an average of 200 Angolan students per year.
Ambassador, Feliciano António dos Santos said by the way, that he will work to strengthen the relationship between the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Angola in the State of Israel and the International Institute of Management Galilee and to do everything to encourage Angolan institutions to send more trainees.
The courses taught in Portuguese by the International Institute of Management Galilee are, Project Management, Human Resource Management and Executive Training, Irrigation Technologies and Growing Processes, Management and Development of Small and Medium Business, Entrepreneurship Management, and National Security.
EMBASSY HOLDS EVENT DEDICATED TO WOMAN
The Embassy of Angola in Israel promoted on 06 March in Tel Aviv, a commemorative ceremony of March 02, Day of Angolan Women and March 08, International Women's Day.
The ceremony, which took place at the Diplomatic Mission, had the participation of members of the Angolan community, among diplomats and nationals residing in Israel.
In his dissertation on "the role of Angolan women during 40 years of Angola as Independent State", the Ambassador of Angola in Israel, Feliciano António dos Santos, began by highlighting the important role played by the women since the dawn of the history of Angola, a reference to the Queen Njinga Mbandi, and more recently, the heroines, Deolinda Rodrigues, Irene Cohen and others.
According to the Ambassador, over the 40 years, there has always been an active participation of women, defending with much panache to their social position, pressing harder and that the principle of equality enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Angola was completed and was achieved the recognition of the Angolan government headed by President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
As examples, Ambassador Feliciano António dos Santos, highlighted the current presence of women in Parliament, where women occupy 30% of the seats and the Government, where women ministers are playing very well its role, in addition to considerable record of women to take the position of municipal administrators all provinces of the country and its strong presence also in diplomacy, in the Armed Forces and National Police.
EMBASSY OF ANGOLA PARTICIPATED ATE A COFFEE EXHIBITION
The Embassy of Angola in Israel participated recently in Tel Aviv, in an exhibition event and tasting of coffee, sponsored by the Israeli Ambassadors Club.
The stand of Angola held samples of Ginga and Gabela coffee that earned the appreciation of the visitors, most of them diplomats and Israeli citizens.
Attended the exhibition named as "Diplocoffee", the seventeen embassies in Israel of the countries that produce coffee.
The Ambassador of Angola in Israel, Feliciano António dos Santos, took the opportunity to offer Angolan coffee packets to Mr. Yitzhak Eldan, President of the Club of Ambassadors.
ANGOLAN AMBASSADOR ACCREDITED TO ISRAEL
The new ambassador of Angola to Israel, Feliciano António dos Santos, presented on December 10, 2014, his Credentials to the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, during a ceremony held at the presidential residence in Jerusalem.
During the ceremony the President of Israel congratulated Angolan government and people on the achievement, in short time, of progress in the socio-economic field.
The President praised the Angolan authorities who, according to him, are making good use of their resources for the implementation of reconstruction and development programmes.
Reuven Rivlin said that the socio-economic progress and the leading role in the diplomatic field makes Angola, at present, a reference and a model to be followed in Africa and even in other regions outside Africa.
As for the current state of bilateral cooperation, the Israeli President expressed his satisfaction and promised his personal commitment to the further development.
In his turn, the Ambassador Feliciano António dos Santos mentioned the economic sector, staff training and culture as among priorities for cooperation between Angola and Israel.
The Angolan diplomat stressed the active participation of Israeli companies, which, with their "Know How", are contributing satisfactorily to the success of ongoing programmes in the country, with stress to the construction and housing, agriculture, water and telecommunications.
In the field of culture, the new Ambassador pledged commitment to the creation of conditions for the intensification of cultural exchanges and the provision of institutional support for groups of Angolan citizens who travel to Israel on pilgrimage missions.
Attended the ceremony of presentation of Credentials, officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and staff of the Diplomatic Mission of Angola.