Angola defends agreement among tripartite mechanism countries

  • Minister of Transport, Ricardo Abreu
Luanda - Angolan minister of Transport, Ricardo Abreu, pointed out, last Monday, the need for the countries of the tripartite mechanism to ratify the cross-border transit facilitation agreement.

"Two very important points were discussed," said the minister  to the press at the end of the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Tripartite Mechanism, held by videoconference.

 

In addition to ratifying the facilitation agreement, the minister said that the guidelines for measures to prevent and combat the pandemic of Covid-19 were discussed, in order to facilitate circulation among the three regions.

 

These are the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC).

 

For this case of Covid-19, continued Ricardo Abreu, the Ministers of Health of the three regions are to make a deep analysis of the situation, aiming for harmonization of actions and allow the resumption of economic activity in the three regions.

 

He also referred that the continental free trade agreement allows, from a strategic point of view, to ensure the exchange of goods and the peoples’ movement.

 

Ricardo Abreu said that some countries close to Angola may extend their services to the national territory, citing Namibia, Republic of Congo and Zambia as examples.

 

On the agenda of the meeting, the adoption of the Draft Guidelines of the Tripartite Mechanism on Circulation, boarder lines Insurance of People and Goods in the region, among other aspects, were analyzed.

"Two very important points were discussed," said the minister  to the press at the end of the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Tripartite Mechanism, held by videoconference.

 

In addition to ratifying the facilitation agreement, the minister said that the guidelines for measures to prevent and combat the pandemic of Covid-19 were discussed, in order to facilitate circulation among the three regions.

 

These are the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the East African Community (EAC).

 

For this case of Covid-19, continued Ricardo Abreu, the Ministers of Health of the three regions are to make a deep analysis of the situation, aiming for harmonization of actions and allow the resumption of economic activity in the three regions.

 

He also referred that the continental free trade agreement allows, from a strategic point of view, to ensure the exchange of goods and the peoples’ movement.

 

Ricardo Abreu said that some countries close to Angola may extend their services to the national territory, citing Namibia, Republic of Congo and Zambia as examples.

 

On the agenda of the meeting, the adoption of the Draft Guidelines of the Tripartite Mechanism on Circulation, boarder lines Insurance of People and Goods in the region, among other aspects, were analyzed.