Angolan President discusses OACPS development

Angolan Head of State João Lourenço Wednesday in Luanda analysed the cooperation policies for development of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).

This was during an audience he granted to the Speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of this body, Ana Geremias Sithole.

The head of State discussed with Ana Sithole aspects related to the partnership between the OACPS and the European Union (EU).

Speaking to the journalists at the end of the audience, Ana Geremias Sithole, Mozambican MP, described the exchange of views as pertinent, due to the fact that João Lourenço currently holds the chair of the OACPS, for three years.

“The intention was to gather opinions and exchange ideas about managing the development expectations of the peoples of the member states as well as development programme with the EU, based on signing of a new agreement with this European body,” she explained.

Angola took over OACPS chair during the 10th summit of heads of State and Government of the Organisation held in Luanda from 6 to 10 December, 2022.

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States is an international body resulting from the evolution of the ACP Group, which brings together 79 member states from the three continents.

In another audience, also held on Wednesday, the President João Lourenço spoke with the ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Kwang-Jin Choi.

The meeting focused on issues of mutual interest as part of bilateral relations between the two states.

The Korean diplomat did not make any statements to the press at the end of the meeting.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)