28 November 2012

Angola: UN Envoy Recognises Angola's Commitment to Peace in DRC

Luanda — The commitment of the Angolan Government led by president José Eduardo dos Santos to the quest for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo was recognised Wednesday in Luanda by the UN secretary general's envoy for Central Africa, Abou Moussa, who was in the country for a two-day mission.

The head of the UN Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) was speaking to the press at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, during a meeting with the local Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.

He said on the occasion he had the opportunity to express his position and gratitude for the Angolan Government's effort.

He said the Government of Angola is committed to working for attainment of peace in the DR Congo, a country that shares border with nine states of the region.

The diplomat also recalled that instability in DRC causes problems in other countries of the region, including humanitarian, migratory, border security crises.

Abou Moussa stated that in view of its geographic position, Angola must make all effort to help restore peace in the region.

According to the official, all above mentioned aspects were reviewed with the Angolan Foreign minister.

As he added, the institution he represents is ready to cooperate with the Angolan Government to avoid such situations, stressing he got guarantees of cooperation from the local Executive.

On the other hand, the diplomat pledged all UN assistance to the Angolan Government's effort in the creation of projects to improve the living of the populations.

The head of UNOCA was in Luanda in his capacity as UN secretary general's representative to the Conference on Peace and Security in the Gulf of Guinea going on in the Angolan capital until November 29.

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