Angola attends ECCAS Council of Ministers

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Angola attends ECCAS Council of Ministers
Angola attends ECCAS Council of Ministers

Africa-Press – Angola. Luanda – Angola attends this Monday in Brazzaville, Congo the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) the preparation of the 20th Conference of the Heads of State and Government of the regional organization.

Despite the preparation of the agenda of the summit of the Heads of State and Government scheduled for Wednesday, the meeting will be served also for the presentation of the report from the of ECCAS Commission President, reads a note issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola.

The note points as well that the adoption of recommendations of the Inter-State Committee and the Report of the Council of Ministers of the Community are other topics under discussion at the ministerial session.

To attend todayŽs meeting, the head of the Angolan diplomacy Téte António is since last Sunday in Brazzaville in which at his arrival in the International Airport of Maya Maya, was received by the ambassador of Angola to Congo, Vicente Muanda, among other entities.

The Angolan delegation to the 20th Conference of the Heads of State and Government of ECCAS includes also the minister of Defense João Ernesto dos Santos and the minister of Interior Eugénio Laborinho, according to the document from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Angola.

It is also part of the delegation the chief of the General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces, general Egídio de Sousa e Santos and the National Police general commander Chief Commissioner, Paulo de Almeida. However, all of them have already arrived in the Congolese capital.

ECCAS is a sub-regional organization of the Central Africa created in Libreville, Gabon in December 1981. The organization became operational in 1985 and aims to promote the cooperation and the self-sufficient development with particular highlight towards the economic stability and improvement of the living quality.

With the headquarter in Libreville, the community is composed by 11 State members, namely Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome e Principe, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

The ECCAS policy includes a 12 year plan to eliminate customs duties between member states and establish a common external tariff, as well as the consolidation of the free movement of goods, services and people.

This plan also includes improvements in industry, transport and communications, the union of commercial banks, in addition to the creation of a development fund.

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