Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola to the Russian Federation, Joaquim Augusto de Lemos, inspired by the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two states, offered a farewell dinner to his Brazilian colleague Antonio Jose Vallim Guerreiro upon termination of the latter's mission in Moscow.
The Ambassador of Brazil who spent 3 years in Russia had served as a permanent representative of Brazil in Vienna / Austria and Geneva / Switzerland and before that had held diplomatic positions of minor importance in many other countries of the world.
The Angolan diplomat arranged a celebration in honor of his Brazilian counter-part and wished him success in his diplomatic career in face of future challengers.
At the event honored by the presence of 15 more ambassadors accredited in Moscow and their respective spouses, Joaquim Augusto de Lemos, underlined the importance of the cultural ties that unite Angola and Brazil with a special emphasis on the Brazilian Cinema Festival, and took advantage of the occasion to present to his colleague a picture symbolizing Angolan culture.
In reply, the Ambassador of Brazil expressed his gratitude for the friendly gesture and mentioned specially the restaurant's location in the vicinity of the Bolshoy Theater, one of the cultural attractions of the Russian capital.
As is habitually in diplomacy, solemnity and pomp marked the protocol farewell dinner in honor of the outgoing Chief of Mission.