UN highlights Angola contribution to peace in Africa

Luanda, The special envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, stressed Wednesday in Luanda the role of Angola as one of the countries which have greatly contributed to peace and development in Africa and the world at large.

Said Djinnit spoke to the press after meeting with the Angolan President, JoAPound o Lourenco, with whom he addressed issues related to the current political, economic and social situation in the Great Lakes region countries and also of an international character.

The Algerian diplomat at the service of the UN, who ends his mission on 31 December, after four and a half years as UN special envoy, has encouraged the Angolan Head of State to continue his commitment to supporting development and peace on the African continent and in the world.

Said Djinnit thanked Angola for its support and cooperation throughout its mandate, and reported that the recent developments in the Great Lakes region were related to the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Great Lakes region groups Angola, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

Source: Angola Press News Agency