27 November 2012

Angola: Ghanaian Foreign Minister Jets in

Luanda — Ghana's minister of Foreign Affairs Chriss Kpodo arrived Tuesday in Luanda to attend as an observer the conference dedicated to Peace and Security in the Gulf of Guinea, taking place in the country's capital.

Ghana shares the shore of the Gulf of Guinea, but is not a signatory of the Treaty on the Gulf of Guinea Commission.

Held under the slogan "Without peace there is no development," the meeting aims to find a solid foundation for the transformation of the zone into an area of stability in Africa, maritime security and the factors that influence the environmental security in the region.

The event that started Tuesday is set to end on Thursday and will cover a series of issues grouped into panels.

In addition to Angola, the signatory countries of the Treaty of the Gulf of Guinea Commission include, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guinea Equatorial, Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe.

The opening session was chaired by Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, in representation of the head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

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