Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:53 - Updated Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:57
Angola takes over rotative presidency of Great Lakes Region
Luanda - Angola took over last Saturday the rotative presidency of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR ), during the meeting of Defence ministers of the sub-regional organisation, held the same day in Luanda, in preparation of the Fifth Summit of Heads of State and Government.
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Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem, Angolan Defence minister, at the ICGLR meeting in Luanda
The Angolan Defence minister, Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem, said on Sunday, to the press, that conditions are set, in the sense that the issues discussed must now be submitted to the Heads of State and Government Summit, scheduled for Wednesday.
He stated that during the two years of the Angolan presidency, regarding the assumption of commitments under the ICGLR, everything will be done so that the conflicts raging in Africa can be minimized and a more effective response be found.
He said the experience of Angola that led to the most appropriate ways to resolve the internal conflict and achieve peace, towards a growing democracy, can be transmitted to other partners in the sub-regional organization.
According to Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem, with the involvement of the ICGRL member countries and other players of the international community, it was possible to reduce the impact of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and currently one can say that the situation is better controlled in the eastern part of the DRC.
The minister pointed out the conflicts in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau as scenarios that worry the leadership of the Great Lakes Region.
The work around the preparation of the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the sub-regional organization is taking place under the slogan "Let us promote peace, security, stability and development of the Great Lakes Region".
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