Luanda – The 13th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) starts Monday in Luanda, with the Meeting of Focal Points for Cooperation (RPFC).

At the meeting, taking place in the afternoon, the Focal Points, who are the national coordinators of the CPLP Member States, should analyse the structuring themes of the community.

According to a note from the Information Technologies, Institutional Communication and Press Directorate of the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the topics to be addressed include the reinforcement of the CPLP cooperation’s strategic framework and the sharing of information by Member States.

This is the information about the activities being carried out in the respective contexts, as well as economic, business, cultural cooperation and mobility, based on the motto “Building and Strengthening a Common and Sustainable Future”.

The RPFC runs until Tuesday (13). On Wednesday (14) the Technical Meeting of the Permanent Consultation Committee (CCP) will take place. On Thursday (15) the CCP holds the Statutory Meeting.

The 26th Ordinary Meeting of the CPLP Council of Ministers will take place on Friday (16), while the XIII of Heads of State of Government takes place on Saturday (17), under the motto “Strengthening and Promoting Economic and Business Cooperation in Times of Pandemic , in favour of the Sustainable Development of the CPLP Countries”.

According to the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, parallel events are planned, namely, the Meeting of the Technical Group of the Permanent Consultation Committee (Wednesday)

Among the parallel events are also the III Meeting of the National Council on Food and Nutritional Security and the Round Table on Economic and Business Cooperation, scheduled for the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

At the 13th Conference, Angola will assume the rotating presidency of the community, in the year in which the organisation celebrates 25 years of existence.

At the launch of the 13th Conference of CPLP Heads of State and Government, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, revealed that an agreement on the mobility of citizens will be signed during the event.

On the occasion, Téte António said that during his two-year rotating presidency, Angola will focus on business economic cooperation, from the perspective of a CPLP committed to sustained economic development.

Source: Angola Press News Agency