Luanda — The Angolan capital (Luanda) is hosting the II Annual Meeting of the Socialist International Council (IS) on Friday and Saturday to reaffirm the organisation's commitment to the defence of freedom, democracy, peace, equality and progress.
Representative of about 160 political parties from around te world and organisations of the Socialist International Council are expected to attend the Luanda meeting.
Founded on June 3, 1951 with its headquarters in London, the IS is an international organisation which seeks to spread and implement the Democratic Socialism through social democrats, socialists and workers of political parties union.
The organisation has as its secretary general the Chilean Luis Ayala, and the ex-Greec prime-minister George Papandreou as its president since 2006.
Among the vice-presidents of the organisations are the Portuguese António José Seguro, the Brazilian Eduardo Vieira da Cunha and the ruling MPLA party's secretary general, Julião Mateus Paulo "Dino Matrosse".