30 November 2012

Angola: President Guebuza Defends Angola's Standing On DRC

Maputo — The Mozambican Head of State, Armando Quebuza, said in Maputo, that he advocates the position of Angola for a peaceful solution through dialogue, for the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The President of Mozambique addressed this vote of support during a meeting Wednesday he granted to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, special envoy of the Angolan president, José Eduardo dos Santos.

During the audience, the Angolan diplomat delivered to President Guebuza a message from his counterpart Jose Eduardo dos Santos and reviewed the political situation prevailing in the DRC and bilateral relations between Mozambique and Angola, considered excellent.

At the end of the meeting, asked if there are Angolans involved in conflict in the DRC, the diplomat reaffirmed that Angola has not and will not send any soldiers to neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

He said that the Angolan State follows with great attention the situation in that country and advocates a solution that ensures lasting peace in the region.

He announced soon the holding of a SADC meeting, which, among other matters, will become public the position of the Southern African Development Community about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The special envoy of the Angolan Head of State is since Thursday in Chad, to deliver a message from José Eduardo dos Santos to his Chadian counterpart.

After being received by Chadian statesman, Manuel Augusto will head to Benin where he will end his tour with the delivery of a message from José Eduardo dos Santos to his local counterpart.

In the same mission, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was in DR Congo, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique.

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