Maritime and energy security under debate in Angola

7 October 2015

The International Conference on Maritime Safety and Energy (CISME) starts Wednesday in Luanda and is due to end on Friday, 9 October, jointly organised by Angola/United States/Italy, according to official information.

A statement from the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued Tuesday in Luanda, said the conference aims to examine and recommend measures to develop African maritime security strategies.

Internationally the event aims to identify gaps in regional platforms in terms of support and coordination of international donors and to establish priorities for the areas considered to be the most important and productive.

This conference is expected to adopt the “Luanda Declaration on Maritime Safety and Energy,” a document that should reflect not only the position of the Angolan government but also the feeling and the views of all participants on maritime and energy security.

Given its strategic importance the declaration will be a reference for Maritime Security in Africa and worldwide, the statement said, adding that at least 600 delegates from 60 invited countries invited are expected in Luanda, which is hosting the first event of its kind. (macauhub/AO)