27 November 2012

Angola: Gulf of Guinea Countries Urged to Seek Good Neighborliness Policies

Luanda — The Gulf of Guinea region should be proactive in seeking policies to develop good-neighborliness relations among the member States, defended Tuesday in Luanda, the Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.

The minister said so when delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of Conference on Peace and Security in Gulf of Guinea, on behalf of the Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Georges Chikoti said to be essential that the organization get equipped with a mechanism for observing the peace and security.

The official said that the move would allow the countries of the region to officially take notice of the situation in each of the member states.

On the other hand, this will make the region to participate with adequate collective solutions to address eventual threats or conflicts.

He also stressed that the Conference of Luanda has as specific objectives to determine the global state of peace and security in the region, as well as assess their prospective development, highlighting the factors that condition it.

The minister also said that the event will determine the factors that influence environmental security in the region and plan ideas that evolve into policies and actions for their benefit.

The minister reiterated that Angola is ready to contribute to this common effort and cooperate with the countries of the region for actions that lay within their national jurisdiction, in coordination with international partners.

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