3 November 2015

Angola - Relations Between Oma, Saharawi Women Highlighted

Luanda — The "excellent" relations between Angola's ruling MPLA party Women Organisation (OMA) and the National Union of the Saharawi Women were highlighted Tuesday.

This position is contained in a press release from the Angolan Embassy in Namibia that reached Angop on Tuesday , signed by OMA secretary general, Luzia Inglês.

Luzia Inglês is at the head of an Angolan delegation attending the International Conference of Saharawi Women Right for Resistance taking place in Namibia.

According to OMA secretary general, the union between the two organisations is a true witness of the ties of friendship and solidarity and translates the cohesion between the two women organisations.

"These ties also are a demonstration that we will continue united to overcome the uncertainties of the present and outline goals for a worthy and more and more promising future for our organisations," says the note.

The conference is intended to identify strategic actions that promote the cause of rights for resistance of Western Sahara women.

Sponsored by the Panafrican Women Organisation (PAWO), the event was opened by the Namibian deputy minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi.

In addition to Angola and host Namibia, the event is being attended by representatives from South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe, including European Parliament officials.

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