CPLP prepares common position in international forums

  • Bandeiras dos países da CPLP
Luanda - The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) announced Friday that it is preparing a common position for international forums.

Angolan Foreign Minister, Teté António, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the CPLP, explained in New York that it is the tradition of this organisation to agree on positions whenever there is a session of the UN General Assembly.

The Angolan official was speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with his CPLP counterparts, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The head of Angolan diplomacy explained that the consultation is not limited to the points included in the programming of the General Assembly, but also covers the CPLP's own agenda.

As there are few activities at the United Nations this year, he said, the consultation held this Friday focused more on the Angolan presidency of the CPLP, having reviewed its priorities and the schedule of its agenda.

He added that the CPLP's participation in upcoming international forums, including the United Nations Climate Conference (COP-26), next November in Glasgow, Scotland, (United Kingdom), and the Second International Conference on Oceans, to be held in 2022 in Portugal, was analysed.

The latter was initially scheduled for June 2020, but has been successively postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference will be jointly organised by the governments of Portugal and Kenya and is aimed at implementing Sustainable Development Goal No. 14 on maritime safety.

The minister announced that the CPLP is preparing its contribution to the draft International Treaty on Pandemics, currently under negotiation.

Angolan Foreign Minister, Teté António, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the CPLP, explained in New York that it is the tradition of this organisation to agree on positions whenever there is a session of the UN General Assembly.

The Angolan official was speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with his CPLP counterparts, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The head of Angolan diplomacy explained that the consultation is not limited to the points included in the programming of the General Assembly, but also covers the CPLP's own agenda.

As there are few activities at the United Nations this year, he said, the consultation held this Friday focused more on the Angolan presidency of the CPLP, having reviewed its priorities and the schedule of its agenda.

He added that the CPLP's participation in upcoming international forums, including the United Nations Climate Conference (COP-26), next November in Glasgow, Scotland, (United Kingdom), and the Second International Conference on Oceans, to be held in 2022 in Portugal, was analysed.

The latter was initially scheduled for June 2020, but has been successively postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The conference will be jointly organised by the governments of Portugal and Kenya and is aimed at implementing Sustainable Development Goal No. 14 on maritime safety.

The minister announced that the CPLP is preparing its contribution to the draft International Treaty on Pandemics, currently under negotiation.