16 January 2013

Angola Invited At Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum

Luanda — The National Assembly of Angola was invited Wednesday to join the Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum, in its capacity of a regional member State.

The invitation was made by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Forum of the Great Lakes Countries, Higero Prosper, during a meeting held in Luanda with the second vice Speaker of the Parliament, Joana Lina.

At the end of the meeting, Higero Prosper, who is in Angola for this purpose stressed the importance of the country's adhesion to the organ, while member of the Great Lakes Conference.

The Conference of Parliament Speakers of the Great Lakes is scheduled from 22-24 January in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The two interlocutors discussed the activity performed by the referred organ and the issues related to the International Conference on the Great Lakes.

As for the armed conflicts affecting the region, particularly in the DRC, Central African Republic and Southern Sudan and South, the official said that the outlook for achieving the peace is good, stressing that the Parliaments Speakers are monitoring the peaceful process, encouraging all parties and institutions engaged in this task.

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