27 July 2014

Angola: Georges Chikoti Returns Home From Kinshasa

Luanda — The minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, arrived on Saturday in Luanda, from Cape Town City, South Africa, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

According to a press note that reached ANGOP on Saturday, during his stay in those countries, the minister was a bearer of messages from the Angolan Head of State and acting chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), José Eduardo dos Santos, to the presidents of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, and Joseph Kabila (DRC).

"The messages of the President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, handed over on Friday 25 to president Jacob Zuma, and on Saturday 26 to president Joseph Kabila happen in the ambit of ICGLR, aiming to reinstate and consolidate peace and political stability, with a view to promoting progress and prosperity in the Great Lakes Region" reads the document.

Peace, stability and development in the region where Angola belongs and in the African Continent in general is still a priority of the external policy based on the respect of principles of sovereignty, equality and territorial integrity of member states, as well as cooperation with mutual advantages, reads the document.

Angola took over the presidency of ICGLR at the 5th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, held on 15 January of 2014 in Luanda.

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