Angolan Army senior officer warns of preserving stability

Luanda – The State Secretary for Defence Gaspar Rufino Thursday stressed the need for the Africa’s defence and military institutions to do their best to help their peoples preserve freedom, justice, well-being and progress.

This was at the opening ceremony of Joint Meeting of the Chiefs of Staff of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held in Luanda.

Gaspar Rufino said that the members of the organisations from the two regions are meeting to analyse the reality of the member countries.

The senior army officer stressed the need to tackle the dramatic situations that many African countries still experience.

Military leaders from the two organisations are meeting in the Angolan capital to address the issue, he said.

Gaspar Rufino said that the debate must be open, adding that Africa is a continent characterised by great suffering mainly caused by centuries of foreign colonisation.

He defended great effort by African leaders to ensure the eggs of the continent greater security and stability, denying the predestination theory of an eternally suffering Africa.

Founded in 1994, ICGLR comprises Angola, Burundi, CAR, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

While SADC, which was created in 1992, is made up of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Angolan Army senior officer warns of preserving stability

Luanda – The State Secretary for Defence Gaspar Rufino Thursday stressed the need for the Africa’s defence and military institutions to do their best to help their peoples preserve freedom, justice, well-being and progress.

This was at the opening ceremony of Joint Meeting of the Chiefs of Staff of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held in Luanda.

Gaspar Rufino said that the members of the organisations from the two regions are meeting to analyse the reality of the member countries.

The senior army officer stressed the need to tackle the dramatic situations that many African countries still experience.

Military leaders from the two organisations are meeting in the Angolan capital to address the issue, he said.

Gaspar Rufino said that the debate must be open, adding that Africa is a continent characterised by great suffering mainly caused by centuries of foreign colonisation.

He defended great effort by African leaders to ensure the eggs of the continent greater security and stability, denying the predestination theory of an eternally suffering Africa.

Founded in 1994, ICGLR comprises Angola, Burundi, CAR, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

While SADC, which was created in 1992, is made up of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Source: Angola Press News Agency