I welcome you to the website of the Portuguese Embassy in Luanda. My mission is to strengthen and deepen the bilateral relations between Portugal and Angola, to advance our political, economic and cultural goals and to pursue the objectives of the Portuguese cooperation here in Angola.
This is not my first time in Africa. Previously I held functions as Consul in Durban, was posted at the Embassy of Portugal in Pretoria and was part of the Portuguese diplomatic observation mission which accompanied the transition to Namibia's independence.
It is well known that Portugal and Angola have a unique relationship, based on strong historical, economic and cultural ties, supported by excellent people-to-people relations, as illustrated by an important community of Portuguese and Portuguese-Angolan citizens in Angola. Walking together is a calling of these two great nations, as underlined by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, during a visit to this country in September 2017. The Embassy’s role is to fulfill this aspiration.
Last but not least, let me acknowledged the human and professional qualities of the the Portuguese community in Angola. Their qualities are widely recognized by many and do us proud.
I hope you will benefit from this website. Long live all Portuguese and Angolans living in Angola!
João Caetano da Silva
Ambassador of Portugal in Angola