Angola/DRC Joint Defence Commission Meets in Luanda

Luanda — A meeting of the Joint Commission on Defence and Security between the Republic of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo is due to take place from September 14 to 16 in Luanda, ANGOP learnt Sunday.

A press release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry states that the meeting aimed essentially to strengthen bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries, whose agenda would focus on analysing the security situation along the common border, mainly security measures to mitigate the spread of covid-19 along the border.

The programme includes an approach to measures to prevent and combat terrorism and illegal immigration, the location, rehabilitation and restoration of border crossings, and the analysis and assessment of incidents along the common border.

The meeting will also allow for the signing of several legal instruments, including the cooperation agreement between the interior ministries of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo on security and public order and another agreement on the movement of people and goods along the border.

A DRC delegation of experts will arrive in Luanda on Sunday 13 September, while the ministerial delegation will be in the capital on 15 September.

The meeting of experts, to be held this Monday, will be chaired by the Commander General of the National Police, Commissioner General, Paulo Gaspar de Almeida.

Yet on 16 September 2020, the meeting will have an agenda filled with relevant issues, with emphasis on the opening and closing ceremonies, where the opening and closing speeches will be given by the co-president and president, the Minister of the Interior (of the bilateral meeting), Eugénio César Laborinho.

More From: ANGOP

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.