Maputo – Angola’s presidency of the Portuguese Speaking Community also focused on the promotion and divulging of the common language, said the Angolan vice president, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos was speaking at the opening of the 9th Summit of CPLP Heads of State and Government taking place in Maputo, Mozambique.
The official said Angola’s programme focused on the Brasilia action on the issue, the promotion and dissemination of the Portuguese language.
For the implementation of the programme, the CPLP executive authorities assigned the International Institute of Portuguese Language (IILP) to draft and run projects of promotion of the language.
Fernando da Piedade recalled that during its participation at the 65th 66th sessions of the UN General Assembly, Angola, in its capacity as chair of the CPLP, endeavoured for the addresses to be delivered in Portuguese, with the Angolan mission securing the translation of the speeches by Portuguese speaking representatives.
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