13 February 2013

Angola: Extradition Convention Principles of Convicted People Reaffirmed

Luanda — Angola and Portugal reaffirmed on Monday in Lisbon, the principles of Convention on Extradition of Convicted People, signed by the member states of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).

The commitment of Angola and Portugal, which also includes aspects related to the conventions on Judiciary Assistance in Criminal and Extradition Matters (signed on 23 November in 2005 at Praia city in Cape Verde), is part of a cooperation protocol between Angola and Portugal signed by the ministers of Justice and Human Rights of the two countries, Rui Carneiro Mangueira and Ana Teixeira da Cruz, respectively.

At the end of the working visit paid on Monday to Portugal, the Angolan official, Rui Mangueira, said there is a need of strengthening and consolidating the implementation of protocol on legal and judicial cooperation, which was signed in Luanda in 1995.

He also reaffirmed the commitment to promoting greater technical exchanges in different fields of justice and thus making cooperation more proficient.

During his stay in Portugal, the minister met the chairman of the Portuguese Institute of Registration and Notary (IRN).

The minister's visit is an important element under the interchange of experiences sharing of registration and notary processes.

Angola and Portugal have strong cooperation ties in justice sector, based on legal and judiciary cooperation accords, which were set up along the work between the two countries.

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