Angola: Environment Minister Leads Delegation to Cop-18

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim, left Luanda on Thursday for Doha, Qatar, at the head of a multi-sector delegation to the United Nations Climate Changes Conference (COP-18).

Fátima Jardim, who would not speak to Angop at departure, is taking over the head of the delegation that is since Monday attending the event under the Angolan ambassador to Qatar, Flávio Fonseca.

The Angolan representative to the United Nations Environment Programme, ambassador Ambrósio Lukoki, is expected to join the delegation.

About 17,000 delegates from 194 countries are analysing the implementation of policies to mitigate the global warming.

The event is also deliberating on the extension of the Kyoto Protocol expiring this year.

The conference is being attended by delegates from governmental oranisations, UN agencies and about seven thousand representatives of non-governmental organisations, 1500 journalists and 90 television stations from around the world.

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