Maputo — The 17th ordinary meeting of the Council of Minister of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) started this Thursday morning in Maputo, in a ceremony led by the Angolan Foreign Affairs Minister, Georges Chikoti, as the chair of the organ.
Addressing the event, Georges Chikoti made reference to the future challenges of the community, need of overcoming budget constraints and consequent financial limitation for the execution and expansion of the activities.
He said that the situation in Guinea Bissau is a frustration of the Angolan presidency, congratulated the election of the South African Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, as chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The 17th ordinary meeting of Council of Ministers is happening this Thursday and it is going to prepare the documents to be submitted to the Summit of the Heads of State and Governments of CPLP.
Set for Friday, under the topic "CPLP and challenges of food and nutritional safety", in the summit, the Republic of Mozambique will take over CPLP rotational presidency from Angola.
The summit will be attended by heads of state and governments of CPLP, executive secretary of the organization, three observers countries namely Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius and Senegal, as well as guests.
Established on 17 July in 1996, CPLP is comprised by Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor.