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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:32 - Updated Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:17

ICGLR military chiefs focus on security

Luanda - The security and humanitarian situation in Central Africa Republic, South Sudan and Burundi is dominating the second day of the meeting of the chiefs of State of the ICGLR member countries taking place in Luanda since Monday.

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Meeting of chiefs of Staff of ICGLR countries

Photo: Lino Guimaraes


The event that is being chaired by the chief of Staff of the Angola Armed Forces (FAA), gen. Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, in his capacity as head of the ICGLR military body, is focusing Monday on exchange of information on the security and humanitarian situation in the above mentioned countries.

A source from the closed-door meeting told Angop the session is discussing and outlining future action on the future of Central Africa Republic, South Sudan and Burundi, in view of the political and military instability prevailing there, resulting in the killing and displacement of people.

Tuesday’s session precedes the Summit of heads of State and Government of the ICGLR member countries on February 12 in Luanda, ahead of a session of the Defence and Foreign ministers on February 10-11.

The CIRGL groups Angola, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Congo,  DR Congo,  Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

Angola que assume a presidência da CIRGL  desde Janeiro de 2014, num mandato de dois anos já terminado, vai nesta cimeira de cúpula ser reconduzida no mesmo cargo, consenso  já manifestado pelos países que integram o órgão regional.

The ICGLR was established after political conflicts erupted in the Great Lakes Region in 1994, seeking to promote peace and regional development.

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region groups Angola, Burundi, CAR, DRC, Kenya , Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

Angola is at the head of the regional organisation since January 2014 for a two-year term that will be further extended on request of member states.

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