Angola: MPs Analyse Adherence of Angola to Several Conventions

Luanda — The MPs with National Assembly, which gathered on Thursday in Luanda in the 6th ordinary plenary session, discussed and approved unanimously the adherence of Angola to conventions of Basel, Bamako, Ramsar, Abidjan, to Nagoya protocol and Accord on the conservation of Gorillas and its Habitat.

The plenary session, led by the parliament speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, counted on the presentation of the referred legal tools to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Chikoti.

Basel convention on Control of Cross Border Movements of Dangerous Waste and its Elimination, Bamako convention on the Prohibition of Import for Africa and Control of Cross Border Movement and Dangerous Waste Management in Africa.

Ramsar convention consists of the theme on Humid Zones of International Importance, while Abidjan convention discusses Protection and Valorisation of the Marine Environment and Coastal Zones in the Western and Central Region.

Relating to Nagoya protocol, it turns on Genetic Resources, Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits from their Use.

Regarding the Basel Convention, presented by the Commissions of Constitutional and Legal Matters, National Security, Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Angolan Communities abroad, it refers that the adherence of the Angolan state to the mentioned convention will endow the country with an instrument that will resolve the problems of highly dangerous waste management.

Bamako convention refers that the adherence of Angola will constitute an added value because it will fill in the existing gap in the Angolan legal Framework relating to the said subject, as well as it will provide other advantages at the level of technology and capacity building of cadres and experts in the management of dangerous wastes.

Regarding the Accord on the Conservation of Gorillas and their Habitat, report of the Commissions of Constitutional and Legal Matters, National Security, Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Angolan Communities abroad, it refers that the adherence of the Angolan state is rich in terms of forests that present a huge number of biodiversity.

The accord highlights Maiombe forest with an extension of more than 2000 square kilometres is the only one that gathers species of two big pirates, Chimpanzee "Pan Troglodytes" and Gorilla species "Gorilla Gorilla".

The next plenary session will be held on 23 May 2013.

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