Luanda — The ambassador of Cape Verde to Angola, Domingos Mascarenhas, said Tuesday in Luanda that his Government has played a leading role in the crisis in Guinea-Bissau, interacting with all parties concerned.
Speaking to the press about the crisis in the Portuguese speaking country, the diplomat stressed that his country has supported the efforts of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), the Community Economic Development of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union (AU) and United Nations, to find a solution to the situation of post-election crisis created by the refusal to contest the second round.
"We have sought to maximise the chances of success. Efforts are in progress, especially by the Presidency of the CPLP, which is up to Angola, and ECOWAS for Côte d'Ivoire," he maintained.
Sunday Mascarenhas stressed, however, that despite the efforts of his Government, as well as the CPLP and the international community, it is for Guineans themselves to help his country out of the political conflict.
"Experience shows that all aid to those who do not want to be helped is doomed to fail," he said.