Angola Friday marked its 36th independence anniversary with the United States promising continued support to the country.
Presiding over the celebrations at Kwanza Norte Province, the minister for Territory Administration, Mr Bornito de Sousa, said the proclamation of independence on November 11, 1975 constituted an indelible landmark in the history of the Angolan people.
Mr de Sousa, who represented President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, added that the country had made tremendous achievements in various sectors.
“Today, with the opening of the roads and railways, the development of the north and east will be more visible,” he added.
The southern Africa’s nation independence from Portugal was followed by a 27-year civil war that ended in 2002.
However, Angola has made notable gains leading to economic growth, courtesy of the oil wells. Today, it is one of the world’s top oil producers.