President of Angola orders sale of vacant real estate assets abroad

22 March 2019

The President of Angola ordered the sale of foreign diplomatic real estate assets following the re-sizing of the country’s network of diplomatic missions, under a presidential decree.

The resizing of the network led to real estate assets owned by the State becoming available, “and it is not particularly convenient to keep them as public property.”

The decree signed by João Lourenço sets out the sale “through a negotiation model with prior publication,” of the chancelleries of the embassies of Angola in Mexico and Canada, and the chancellery of the consulate of Angola in Durban, South Africa.

The order was also given for the sale of the official residences of the ambassadors in Canada and Greece, as well as that of the Angolan consul in Durban, South Africa.

On 19 October 2018, the President of the Republic exonerated the Angolan ambassadors to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), of Mexico, Greece and Canada, a decision included in the closure of nine diplomatic representations of Angola (four embassies and five consulates).

The consulates closed were those of Faro (Portugal), Durban (South Africa), Frankfurt (Germany), Los Angeles (United States) and Hong Kong (China). (Macauhub)