Central Africa political situation stable – Foreign minister

  • Angolan Foreign Affairs minister
Luanda - Angolan Foreign Affairs minister Téte António said Friday in Luanda that the political and security situation in the Central Africa region was stable, despite the challenges in implementing the regional strategy to combat terrorism and arms trafficking.

The minister was speaking at the opening session of the 50th Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on security issues in Central Africa (UNSAC).

Téte António mentioned other challenges in the region, such as the fight against maritime piracy in the Golf of Guinea, the empowerment of women, peace and security in the region and the fight against violent extremism.

Commitment to sustainable development goals and urgent action to tackle climate change and its impact, and full support for the African Union's initiatives "Silence weapons in Africa by 2020", are other goals mentioned by the Angolan Foreign minister.

According to him, the rotating presidency of Angola was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic, which forced states to adopt new strategies and priorities.

The 50th UNSAC meeting, held via video conference, discusses topics such as “Central Africa and covid-19”, “Peace and security for inclusive elections in Central Africa”, among other issues.

In addition to Angola, UNSAC comprises Burundi, Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, Rwanda, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea.

The minister was speaking at the opening session of the 50th Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on security issues in Central Africa (UNSAC).

Téte António mentioned other challenges in the region, such as the fight against maritime piracy in the Golf of Guinea, the empowerment of women, peace and security in the region and the fight against violent extremism.

Commitment to sustainable development goals and urgent action to tackle climate change and its impact, and full support for the African Union's initiatives "Silence weapons in Africa by 2020", are other goals mentioned by the Angolan Foreign minister.

According to him, the rotating presidency of Angola was disrupted by Covid-19 pandemic, which forced states to adopt new strategies and priorities.

The 50th UNSAC meeting, held via video conference, discusses topics such as “Central Africa and covid-19”, “Peace and security for inclusive elections in Central Africa”, among other issues.

In addition to Angola, UNSAC comprises Burundi, Gabon, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe, Rwanda, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea.