11 January 2013

Angola: Cape Verde Ambassador Highlights Nation's Political Stability

Luanda — The ambassador of Cape Verde to Angola, Domingos Mascarenhas, Thursday in Luanda highlighted the political stability and socio-economic development the country has been recording in ten years of peace.

Speaking in his capacity as dean of the ambassadors accredited to Angola, the diplomat was ddressing the ceremony of new year compliments to the Angolan head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

He said the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola is pleased to witness the course the Government led by president José Eduardo dos Santos and Angolans, as individuals and collectively, have been travelling in the path of progress and wellbeing, overcoming difficulties with wisdom and determination.

"We would like to assure you, Mr. president, the particular engagement of each of us here present, in the establishment of bilateral partnerships with Angola, based on reciprocal advantages that contribute both to the continued development of this beautiful and promising country, and to each of the country here represented," he stated.

The diplomat stated that the vision and leadership capacity of José Eduardo dos Santos, coupled with the example of Angola concerning conflict resolution, justify the growing search for the involvement of his country in the quest for solution to the various situations of crisis in Africa.

"The example of Angola and its growing affirmation in the international plan also result from the way it has been realising its democratic course," the ambassador stated.

In this context, he said that the holding of general elections on August 31 last year, set a fundamental landmark, in that their organisation, results and legitimacy of the sovereignty organs resulting from them permitted the country's complete institutional normalisation, creating conditions for the concentration of efforts in tasks of economic social and cultural development.

The dean of the diplomatic corps underlined the high level of civism showed by the people of Angola during the elections, considering that they led to democratic pluralism at the level of parliamentary representation which, to him, will lead to the consolidation of democracy in the country.

"We today see with a particular interest the relevance of the instruments of governance, such as the national development plan and the State General Plan for 2013," the diplomat said.

Domingos Mascarenhas also stressed the measures being taken by the Angolan executive towards structuring the local power, in harmony with the principles of the Constitution.

According to him, as they come, the first local elections will set a gigantic step towards deepening Angolan democracy and propitiating a more prompt and effective address of the populations' populations.

On the other hand, the ambassador expressed his esteem for the engaged and cordial way the Foreign Ministry has been interacting with the diplomatic missions accredited to Angola, thus facilitating the accomplishment of their duties.

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