Angola engaged in peace and security in SADC region

  • Secretária de estado das Relações Exteriores, Esmeralda Mendonça
Luanda - Angola continues its efforts to contribute to the consolidation of peace, security and democracy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Esmeralda Mendonça said Wednesday in Luanda.

Esmeralda Mendonça, who was speaking to the press at the end of the 23rd Virtual Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ on Cooperation for Politics, Defence and Security, said that Angola will continue to contribute equally to pacification and dialogue in the southern region, a fact that has earned the respect of the organisation's member states.

She said that the member states of the organisation are sympathetic to the insecurity situation in Mozambique, particularly in the Cabo Delgado region, stressing that the countries are united and unanimous in making every effort to consolidate peace and harmony.

The secretary of state said that the participants at the meeting had discussed the holding of elections in the Seychelles islands and the United Republic of Tanzania, without the presence, for the first time, of SADC observers, due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which may also happen in Angola, in 2022.

During the meeting, Angola welcomed the work done by the executive secretariat of SADC, regarding the assessment of security threats in the region and aligned on the need to implement a budgeted action plan, taking into account the high impact of threats in member states.

The 23rd Virtual Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation was preceded by an experts meeting, held on the 5th and 6th of this month.

 

 

Esmeralda Mendonça, who was speaking to the press at the end of the 23rd Virtual Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ on Cooperation for Politics, Defence and Security, said that Angola will continue to contribute equally to pacification and dialogue in the southern region, a fact that has earned the respect of the organisation's member states.

She said that the member states of the organisation are sympathetic to the insecurity situation in Mozambique, particularly in the Cabo Delgado region, stressing that the countries are united and unanimous in making every effort to consolidate peace and harmony.

The secretary of state said that the participants at the meeting had discussed the holding of elections in the Seychelles islands and the United Republic of Tanzania, without the presence, for the first time, of SADC observers, due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, which may also happen in Angola, in 2022.

During the meeting, Angola welcomed the work done by the executive secretariat of SADC, regarding the assessment of security threats in the region and aligned on the need to implement a budgeted action plan, taking into account the high impact of threats in member states.

The 23rd Virtual Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation was preceded by an experts meeting, held on the 5th and 6th of this month.