March 13, 2023

The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, started in this Monday his official three-day visit to Japan, was received in mid-afternoon by Emperor Naruhito.

Following the strict protocol for visits to the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo, President João Lourenço was accompanied only by the First Lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço.

With the Emperor of Japan, on the throne since 2019, the Angolan Head of State addressed the relations of friendship and cooperation that unite Angola and Japan.

This morning, for the first act on Japanese soil, President João Lourenço opened the Japan-Angola Business Forum with a speech in which he called for Japanese investment in Angola, “taking advantage of the current climate of cooperation to transform existing investment opportunities into wealth and prosperity for both peoples and nations”.