Angola commends CPLP’s sustainable growth strategy

Angola praised the steps taken in the last two years for the sustainable development of the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), as part of strengthening the organisation.

Angola’s position was expressed by the Minister of State and Chief of Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Adão de Almeida on Friday at the opening of the meeting of the CPLP Council of Ministers.

At the preparatory meeting for the XIV Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CPLP, the Angolan official recalled that the last two years of Angola’s leadership in the Community had a political-diplomatic agenda centered on cooperation.

He said that it was about economic and business cooperation to enhance sustainable socio-economic development in Member States.

At the session of the Council of Ministers, ahead of the meeting on Sunday (27), Adão de Almeida underlined that important steps were taken to boost the socio-economic development of the member countries.

The Minister of State considered that there had been, during Angola’s mandate, a substantial increase in the interest of other countries in obtaining the status of associate and consultative observer of the organisation, which for him reflects the growing importance of the CPLP at an international level.

Adão de Almeida reaffirmed the strengthening of dialogue and cooperation with countries interested in sharing the same principles, as well as praising the role of the ministerial concertation body, for its preponderance in the future of the organisation and the citizens of the Community.

During the XIV Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CPLP, Angola will transfer the rotating presidency of the organisation to São Tomé and Príncipe.

The CPLP includes Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)