Luanda – The 13th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), takes place Saturday in Luanda, focusing on building and strengthening a common and sustainable future.

During the conference, Angola will take over the presidency of the CPLP for a period of two years, with the motto, “Building and Strengthening a Common and Sustainable Future.

In this regard, the head of Angolan diplomacy, Téte António, recently said that the greatest contribution of the Angolan presidency will be the introduction of the economic and business pillar.

“In Angola’s case, the biggest contribution (…) is the introduction of the IV pillar in the CPLP objectives. It is the economic and business pillar. We are acting in the spirit of the strategic vision of the CPLP 2016-2026 that was adopted in Brasilia,” he said.

Another three pillars of the Community are the “Promotion and dissemination of the Portuguese language,” “Political and diplomatic concertation” and “Cooperation.”

Implementation of the mobility agreement is another of the objectives, according to the Foreign Minister.

The draft agenda of the meeting highlights the election of the presidency of the Conference for 2021-2023, which will culminate with the inauguration of the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, as President of the CPLP for the next two years.

The draft agenda provides for the signing of the Final Declaration by the Heads of State and Government, as well as the awarding of the “José Aparecido de Oliveira” prize to the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Source: Angola Press News Agency