President JoAPound o Lourenco recognises UN progresses

New York – The Angolan Head of State, JoAPound o Lourenco, last Wednesday recognised the progresses recorded in the United Nations Organization (UNO) in 73 years of its existence, having also alerted about the existence of old conflicts still to be resolved.

The United Nations Organization was created to focus on the establishment of universal peace and concord, promote equal co-operation between the big and small nations, as well as contribute to universal progress and well-being.

Speaking at the General Assembly, JoAPound o Lourenco said that the UNO is far from fulfilling what is outlined in its charter.

He mentioned the conflicts between Israel and Palestine, in the Middle East, and defended a two-state solution for that conflict, that is, two states existing side by side in a peaceful manner, as defended by the majority of the UN member states.

As regards resolution of conflicts, he informed that Angola experiences an exemplary situation relating to the preservation of definitive peace and permanent strengthening of the national reconciliation process.

In his intervention, JoAPound o Lourenco � who on Wednesday completed one year since taking over as Head of State � thanked the international community for its support to Angola’s peace and reconciliation process.

A special gratitude to the UNO, whose role was decisive for the achievement of definitive peace in Angola.

President JoAPound o Lourenco expressed his conviction that the Angolan experience in the establishment of peace and reconciliation enabled the UNO to draw some useful conclusions to be used in its approach to peace processes in other parts of the world.

He also spoke about the misery still affecting millions of citizens worldwide, as well as global warming, mass migration, drugs and human beings trafficking, religious extremism, terrorism, among other ills that affect humanity.

The Angolan Head of State also emphasised the role played by the United Nations in the elimination of colonialism and the promotion of human rights.

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly began on 18 September and it will last nine days.

Source: Angola Press News Agency