27 January 2013

Angola: Palop Discusses Common Interest Issues

Addis Ababa — The Foreign Affairs ministers of the Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP) Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, discussed issues of common interest, with emphasis on developments in Guinea-Bissau.

The event took place on the sidelines of the meeting of the African Union Executive Council, the organ comprising Foreign ministers, started on Thursday, in the Ethiopian capital.

Angola was represented by the minister Georges Rebelo Chicoty.

According to the meeting's spokesperson, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Cape Verde, José Luís Rocha, it was an informal and consultation meeting on matters of common interest.

The official said that the participants analysed the situation in Guinea-Bissau, focussing on the fact related to the progress at internal level and the missions that monitor the process, but he would not add further detail.

Asked if the meeting had proposed some new proposals, the spokesperson said that the PALOP agreed on the clear position of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) and the Member States.

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