18 January 2013

Angola: Head of State and African Union Commission Chairwoman Discuss Continent's Situation

Luanda — The current situation in Africa dominated of Friday's meeting in Luanda between the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, and the chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who arrived on Friday morning in the country's capital city for a few hours working visit, was received by the Angolan Statesman at the Presidential Palace, with whom she discussed various issues of common interest.

Speaking to the press, the official said that she came to meet President José Eduardo dos Santos to exchange ideas on the issues discussed and hear his views on the African Union as well as the role Angola can play on the continent.

According to the AU Commission chairwoman, the two concluded that there is a need to analyze the current state of the African Union and what is intended to do, a task that, in

time, will be carried out by the Foreign Affairs ministers of the member countries.

However, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the challenges of the continent should be analyzed by the countries themselves and after the regional economic organizations, pointing out stability and security as two essential factors for the development of Africa, and vice versa.

On the other hand, the African Union Commission official commended the active role that Angola has played both in the continent and continental organizations.

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