Angola warns about terrorist threats in African region


Terrorist actions threaten stability in southern Africa and deserve a more detailed analysis, the Angolan Government recommended in view of the summit being held on Friday by leaders of the region.

An extraordinary forum of heads of State and Government, members of the current troika of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is taken place on Friday in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, where participants are expected to review, in a greater depth, some of the issues discussed on Thursday at the ministerial meeting of the bloc, the Angolan Foreign Ministry noted.

The Ministry considered that several of the issues addressed yesterday deserve a more detailed analysis in view of the complexity of the latent dangers.

As confirmed by the Angolan Foreign Ministry, the head of National Defense and Veterans of the Fatherland, João Ernesto dos Santos, headed the national delegation that participated in the extraordinary meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the SADC Committee of Politics, Defense and Security, held in Gaborone.

The Committee met on the basis of the decisions by the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, held virtually on August 17, which considered the need to assess the threats to the region in terms of security, as well as the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The forum weighed up the level of terrorist threats in the area, especially the latest actions by armed groups in Mozambique, in Cabo Delgado and Mocimboa da Praia, the Mirex said in a press release.

On the conflicts in the DRC, the ministers particularly analysed the revitalisation of the intervention forces in that country, the source said.

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