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Angola at festivities of East Timor independence

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:00 - Politics

Dili - The president of the National Assembly (AN), Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, participates this Friday in Díli (East Timor), in the central act of the 15th anniversary of the restoration of independence of East Timor.

  • Parliament speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos santos (file)

Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos is in Dili representing the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Celebrations of the national feast of East Timor will have as the highest point the inauguration of the East Timor president-elect, Francisco Guterres Lu-Olo.

The leader of the Angolan parliament is expected to be received in audience on Saturday evening by President Francisco Guterres Lu-olo.

At the end of 1975, East Timor declared its independence, but was invaded by Indonesia and annexed as its 27th province.

In 1999, after a UN-sponsored act of self-determination, the Indonesian government left control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on 20 May 2002.