Military Chiefs’ meeting a solid foundation for concentration

Luanda – The military leaders’ meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) represents a solid basis for concerted action on the political and security situation in these areas, said the Chief of General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), general, Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda.

Nunda conveyed this position at the opening ceremony of the Joint Meeting of the Chiefs of Staff of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

To him, this consultation is important for the search for the best solutions to the existing problems based on dialogue, the exchange of opinions and, fundamentally, commitment.

General Nunda who was speaking to journalists at the meeting which is taking place in Luanda said that it is also an excellent opportunity for mutual knowledge and interaction, as well as for developing the relations of cooperation and friendship.

The high ranking officer said that the current situation in the eastern DRC remains the main theme to be addressed in the event for solutions, although the SADC and ICGLR States have been addressing the issue on a number of occasions.

The opening ceremony was chaired by the Secretary of State for National Defense, Gaspar Rufino.

Founded in 1994, ICGLR is composed of Angola, Burundi, RCA, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

SADC, established in 1992, is made up of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The two organizations, which are members of the African Union, were created to work towards the stability and progress of the respective area.

Source: Angola Press News Agency