July 13, 2024

President Joe Biden Commemorates 30 Years of U.S. Diplomatic Relations with Angola

 Angola president, João Lourenço and President Joe Biden
Left to Right:  Angola president, João Lourenço and President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Friday commemorated 30 years of U.S. diplomatic relations with Angola. The anniversary serves as an occasion to reflect on the enduring partnership between the two nations, emphasizing their shared values and common goals.

In a statement, President Biden expressed his commitment to a world that is characterized by peace, security, and democracy for all. He highlighted the collaborative efforts of both countries in tackling global challenges, with a particular focus on addressing climate change. Their dedication to peace, prosperity, and cooperation across the Atlantic region was also emphasized.

The economic cooperation between Angola and the United States was also highlighted. Through initiatives such as the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment, the two nations are working towards expanding their economic ties. This includes pursuing additional investments to develop high-quality and sustainable infrastructure that will enhance Angola’s connectivity to global markets.

President Biden reiterated the United States’ support for the Angolan government and its people, with a focus on promoting peace, stability, and democratic institutions in the region. Additionally, efforts to combat corruption and foster an inclusive political process were emphasized as crucial elements of cooperation.

Looking towards the future, President Biden expressed his enthusiasm for deepening the partnership between the United States and Angola. He emphasized the importance of fostering friendship and collaboration between the people of both nations as they work together to shape a better future.

Angolan President João Lourenço of Angola (left) with journalist Simon Ateba of Today News Africa at the US Africa Leaders Summit in Washington on December 14, 2022.

The commemoration of 30 years of diplomatic relations highlights the enduring bond between the United States and Angola. As they reflect on past achievements and look ahead to future collaborations, many say the two nations reaffirm their commitment to shared values and a shared vision of a peaceful and democratic world.

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