15 January 2013

Angola: Head of State Discusses Continent's Situation With Benin Counterpart

Luanda — The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, last Monday in Luanda held a meeting with the acting chairman of the African Union (AU), the Beninese President Thomas Yayi Boni.

Yayi Boni, who left the country on Monday evening, discussed with his Angolan counterpart the current situation in the African continent in general and, particularly, in Mali.

According to the Beninese President, who spoke to the press at the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, he came to Angola in the framework of a tour of some African countries, aimed at finding solutions to current situations in the continent.

"I came to Angola in my capacity as acting chairman of the African Union and also in the ambit of a tour of f 12 southern, central and western African countries, to discuss the security matter in the continent", said the statesman.

He said the continent has currently been experiencing a difficult situation, stressing that all will be done to reinforce peace and political unity in the region.

The Beninese Head of State reminded that the African continent has natural and human resources to achieve acceptable development, but for such it is necessary to achieve effective peace.

Yayi Boni left Luanda for South Africa in continuation of his tour of some African countries.

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