Africa-Press – Angola. The Angolan ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Miguel Bembe, reaffirmed, this Friday, in Kigali (Rwanda), the country’s commitment to issues of peace, security and reconciliation at the level of continental organization.
The diplomat was speaking in the debate on the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of this institution, within the framework of the Permanent Representatives Committee Retreat (COREP) which will take place in the Rwandan capital from 08 to 12 of this month, according to a note from the Embassy of Angola in Ethiopia.
He considered it imperative to dedicate special attention to the PSC and recognized its role as the permanent decision-making body of the AU, at a time when the five regions of the continent face worrying situations of conflicts, terrorism, and, in some cases, the respective States insist on unconstitutional regime change.
Miguel Bembe also reiterated the need to focus on prevention and considered it pertinent to strengthen the CPS’s capacities, in human and financial resources, as well as to consolidate coordination with the Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (CER/MR).
The commitment is in line with the principles of subsidiarity and complementarity set out in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), in addition to valuing strategic information.
In his speech, the ambassador also referred to the importance of effectively applying the recommendations presented in the consultants/experts’ report, taking into account their impact on the performance of the PSC and fulfillment of its mission at the service of peace, security and development of the continent.
Running until the 12th, the event addresses aspects related to the institutional reform of the continental organization and the implementation of Agenda 2063, called “The Africa we want”.
Among other personalities, the Angolan Ambassador to Rwanda, Eduardo Octávio, the AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Environment, Josefa Sacko, and the vice-president of the AU Advisory Council Against Corruption (AUABC ), Pascoal Joaquim.