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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:21 - Updated Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:21

Angola condemns all acts of terrorism

Luanda - The Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti, reiterated Tuesday in Madrid, that Angola strongly condemns all acts of terrorism and considers this as unacceptable way to solve political problems or any others.

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Georges Chikoti, Angolan Foreign minister

Photo: Pedro Parente

The head of the Angolan diplomacy who was speaking at the debate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council, which took place Tuesday at the Palacio del Pardo in Madrid, Spain, considered the creation and strengthening of legal instruments and internal measures, as important methods for combating terrorism.

In this regard, he said that the Government of Angola has adopted a number of legal and administrative measures to prevent and combat terrorism, including financing, incitement, recruitment and transit of foreign terrorist fighters in the country.

From the set of operations, Georges Chikoti pointed out the laws on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, underlying offenses to money laundering, on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters, screening of bank transactions resulting from operations or suspected connection to terrorist activities and control of currency flows

The Government of Angola, he said, created a technical group to institutionalize the National Counter-Terrorism Observatory, approved and also adopted measures regarding the control of illegal immigration by strengthening border surveillance, with the installation of high-tech equipment.

The exchange of information between national and international bodies, including INTERPOL and others, as well as enhanced cooperation with specialized UN bodies were also listed by the Angolan minister, as measures taken by the Government in combating and preventing international terrorism.

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