27 November 2012

Angola: Mirex Backs Comprehensive Strategy for Security in Gulf of Guinea

Luanda — The adoption of comprehensive strategy for security in Gulf of Guinea region should take into account the political and socio-economic factors, said Tuesday in Luanda the minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti.

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

He stressed that such a strategy should cover debate, security, the law-abiding state and socio-economic development of the region.

Georges Chikoti underlined that the effort focussed on development of regional cooperation, in support to national policies to boost the security and law-abiding state, must be coupled with economic opportunity and creation of employment.

Thus, he stressed, in the context of the conference the participants will discuss topics centred on peace and global security in the region.

According to the official, the forum aims at awakening the importance of preservation of peace and security, the wellbeing of the respective people and development of this important Geo-political zone.

According to the minister, the presence, in Luanda, of important figures in the region testifies the importance given to this issue and shared common vision.

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