Covid-19: CPLP wants members’ safe access to vaccines

  • Foreign minister Teté António (file)
Luanda - The Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) defended, this Friday, the access to the vaccines against Covid-19 for all member states, aiming to allow the immunization of the populations of the region.

The information was released to the press by the Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, in the end of the 15th Extraordinary Meeting of the organization's Council of Ministers, which took place, by videoconference, from Cape Verde.

 

According to the head of Angolan diplomacy, the acquisition of vaccines by CPLP state members essential, in order to allow the immunization of citizens, the mobility of populations and productive relations.

 

"Immunizing only a few countries would be an incomplete exercise, which is why we defend access to vaccines to all countries in the community, in order to allow the mobility of populations, trade and integration of citizens," he mentioned.

 

Téte António said that mobility in the CPLP space will be one of the topics under analysis at the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the community, scheduled for this July, in Luanda.

 

On the other hand, the Foreign minister stressed that the participants in the meeting also analyzed Mozambique's candidacy for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as the process of teaching Portuguese in Equatorial Guinea and the criteria for the admission of this country to a full member of the CPLP.

 

The Republic of Cape Verde organized the extraordinary meeting as acting president of the organization.

 

Created on July 17, 1996, CPLP is an international organization formed by Portuguese-speaking countries, whose objective is to deepen friendship and cooperation among its members.

 

Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste are part of the CPLP.

The information was released to the press by the Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, in the end of the 15th Extraordinary Meeting of the organization's Council of Ministers, which took place, by videoconference, from Cape Verde.

 

According to the head of Angolan diplomacy, the acquisition of vaccines by CPLP state members essential, in order to allow the immunization of citizens, the mobility of populations and productive relations.

 

"Immunizing only a few countries would be an incomplete exercise, which is why we defend access to vaccines to all countries in the community, in order to allow the mobility of populations, trade and integration of citizens," he mentioned.

 

Téte António said that mobility in the CPLP space will be one of the topics under analysis at the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the community, scheduled for this July, in Luanda.

 

On the other hand, the Foreign minister stressed that the participants in the meeting also analyzed Mozambique's candidacy for a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as the process of teaching Portuguese in Equatorial Guinea and the criteria for the admission of this country to a full member of the CPLP.

 

The Republic of Cape Verde organized the extraordinary meeting as acting president of the organization.

 

Created on July 17, 1996, CPLP is an international organization formed by Portuguese-speaking countries, whose objective is to deepen friendship and cooperation among its members.

 

Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste are part of the CPLP.