26 December 2012

Angola: Conflict Resolution Requires Dialogue - Defence Minister

Luanda — The resolution of all crises and conflicts prevailing worldwide require dialogue and understanding, overlapping any kind of threat or use of force.

This was said on Wednesday in Luanda by the Angolan Minister of National Defence, Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem.

The National Defence Minister said so during the year-end greetings ceremony with the military officials and civil workers linked to the sector.

Cândido Pereira Van-dunem expressed conviction that only through joint action and perfectly articulated at the level of all countries of the world it is possible to overcome and win the big issues that still worry us.

Among the issues, the minister mentioned the ethnic conflict, international security, fight against terrorism and illegal immigration.

He said that in the context of the international plan, which ends this year, the Angolan government expresses great concern that it is hard to devise the common values and norms of tolerance that enable peaceful co-existence of various human civilisations in global harmony.

In a clear reference to the Great Lakes Region (Africa), also shared by Angola, the official spoke of the case of a still latent conflict, with serious consequences for their populations.

He mentioned the political and military crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), specially in North-Kivu, despite the successive peace efforts.

The minister also regretted the persistent crises in Libya and Egypt, as well as stagnation of the old conflicts, far from knowing happy ending in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

He pledged the country's commitment to the international partnership with the AU, CPLP, SADC and ECCAS.

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