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British Ambassador to Angola meets His Excellency President João Lourenço

UK Ambassador to Angola Jessica Hand met His Excellency President João Lourenço to present her credentials.

HMA Jessica Hand presenting her credentials to Angolan President, João Lourenço
HMA Jessica Hand presenting her credentials to Angolan President, João Lourenço

Jessica Hand is keen to further UK and Angola relationship by engaging at ministerial and senior level and with civil society to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to Angola and the close co-operation between the two countries.

UK Embassy in Angola hosted a centenary of Women’s Suffrage themed Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP) for its key contacts from the Angolan government, business, diplomatic partners and civil society highlighting how the relations between both countries are already thriving.

In her QBP speech, Ambassador Hand said:

Today, with women in positions of global influence, it is sometimes hard to remember that not all women can yet enjoy their full civic and human rights.

A quality education goes beyond attendance at school, it means equipping women to make their own choices about their own lives.

The FS, Boris Johnson, is a global champion of the transformative impact of girls’ education in contributing to stability, security and prosperity around the world.

HMA Jessica Hand with Angola President, João Lourenço
HMA Jessica Hand with Angolan President João Lourenço
Published 29 June 2018