Lisbon — Angolan ambassador to Portugal, José Marcos Barrica, Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal, appealed to the Angolan people not to get deceived by "slander uttered by those who claim to be Angola's friends, but that attempt to divide the Angolans".
Marcos Barrica was speaking to over a thousand people, who on the Wednesday morning watched, via TPA-International, at "Centro Cultural de Belém", in Lisbon, the investiture of the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos.
Addressing the members of the Angolan community residing in various localities Lisbon, OPorto and Algarve, the Ambassador Marcos Barrica asked the Angolans to be "vigilant and prevent the attempts of false friends from dividing Angolans".
He added that the most difficult thing is over," reiterating the purpose of the country focussed on the consolidation of democracy and national reconstruction.
The diplomat emphasized Angola's leadership," referring to the qualities of the President José Eduardo dos Santos.
Promoted by the Angolan Embasssy in Portugal and its consulate-generals in Lisbon, OPorto and Faro, the event was intended to gather the angolan community and friends of angola in the same venue in oredr to watch the inauguration of Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, and vice president, Manuel Vicente.