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Vice President arrives in Mbanza Kongo

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Angola’s Vice President Esperança da Costa arrived early Tuesday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province, for a 48-hour working visit.At the airport, the Vice President was welcomed by the provincial governor, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho and Executive …

Angola’s Vice President Esperança da Costa arrived early Tuesday in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province, for a 48-hour working visit.

At the airport, the Vice President was welcomed by the provincial governor, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho and Executive officials.

Esperança da Costa is expected to chair the 1st Ordinary Session of the National Multi-sector Commission for the Safeguarding of World Cultural Heritage this year.

The meeting will analyse the current state of the monuments and historical sites of Mbanza Kongo.

The session will also review the proposals of the International Festival of Culture programme (FESTIKONGO) and the Commission’s Action Plan for the 2023 period.

Other aspects include the implementation of UNESCO’s recommendations on the Management Plan of this World Heritage city.

The Vice-President of the Republic will also visit sites of interest to the Commission

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)