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President of Angola received participants in the Luanda Biennial

Luanda, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of Angola, João Lourenço, today received personalities attending the third edition of the Pan-African Forum for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence, which is being held until November 24.

Among those invited to the Luanda Biennial with whom the president spoke was the president of Sao Tome and Principe, Carlos Vila Nova, with whom he discussed cooperation between the two nations, according to a report by Angola Public Television.

The head of state also spoke with the deputy director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Xing Qu, and with the president of the African Union Commission (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat.

With the latter he discussed issues linked to peace and security of the continent, including the situation in Sudan, the Sahel region and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Likewise, he met with the former leaders and advisors of the AU, Olusengu Obasanjo, of Nigeria; Joaquim Chissano, from Mozambique, and Joyce Banda, from Malawi.

During the intense first day of the Biennale, Lourenço also exchanged ideas with the vice president of Afreximbank, Benedict Okey Oramah; as well as with a group of artists linked to the development of the event.

This Tuesday, the Forum was inaugurated, in which more than 800 people from 63 countries participated, including heads of State and Government, representatives of institutions and members of society.

The event agenda includes six debate panels, within which the one dedicated to young people as actors in the promotion of a culture of peace and social transformation on the African continent became a dialogue of generations and a high-level segment.

Technology and education were also addressed as tools to achieve gender equality.