General Election in the Republic of Angola
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)
1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the general election in the Republic of Angola was held in a peaceful manner with a high voting rate and congratulates H.E. Mr. João Lourenço on his election as the next President.
2. The Government of Japan expects that the Republic of Angola will continue to promote good governance, foster economic and social development, notably through diversification of economy, and further contribute to the realization and maintenance of peace and stability in Africa, especially in the southern African region.