The leader of UNITA, the largest Angolan opposition party, was received today by the President of Angola, João Lourenço, advocating greater dialogue between institutions and political leaders and the de-partisanship of the country.
Adalberto Costa Júnior was speaking at the end of the first meeting between the party and the head of state after the general elections held on 24 August, in which the political party Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA), in power for 47 years, won.
According to the leader of the Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), the country is at the beginning of a cycle of challenges, advocating greater dialogue between institutions “regardless of whether you can belong to different parties”.
“We were here, at the first meeting, in the sense that we could also understand what would be the positioning, the vision, the perspective of seeing those that are the essential wishes of the Angolan and his greatest anxieties, fundamentally this issue, fulfilled”, said Adalberto Costa Júnior.
The politician stressed that it is always possible to “work together” taking into account the national interest, “effectively depending on the level of accountability”.
“Angola indisputably lacks more democracy, Angola lacks less partisanship in its institutions and these are challenges that, if they are achieved – a more democratic Angola, a less partisan Angola – everyone will gain from this and this is a challenge that fundamentally also passes from the capacity leaders to be able to dialogue”, he underlined.
For Adalberto Costa Júnior, “the fact that this meeting took place is an indicator that there is a condition for dialogue”.
“The challenge of achieving the goals that I have set here is the daily practice, the future will respond”, he highlighted.