Angola wants to facilitate movement within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries

The government of Angola expects that the progress made in the technical discussions can make the issue of movement within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) less complex, the Angolan Minister for Foreign Affairs said on Monday in Lisbon.

Manuel Augusto, at the end of an audience to deliver a message from the head of the Angolan State, João Lourenço, to his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said that during the Angolan presidency of the CPLP, which begins in July, “we will continue the work of previous presidencies.”

“We hope that the progress made in technical discussions may make the subject of mobility less complex, because we believe that the CPLP has to address other issues with an impact on the lives of the populations,” said the minister, quoted by the Angop news agency.

The diplomat gave assurances that all members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries are committed to reaching satisfactory solutions for citizens, without jeopardising the interests of each member state.

The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) is an international organisation made up of countries whose official language is Portuguese, and its aim is to deepen mutual friendship and cooperation among its members.

The CPLP was created on 17 July 1996 by Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, in 2002, after gaining its independence, Timor Leste was welcomed as a full member country.

Equatorial Guinea became the ninth member of the organisation in 2014. (macauhub)

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