Angola's role in leading Great Lakes region praised
Luanda - The Ambassador of Rwanda to Angola Alfred Garuba Kalisa Wednesday in Luanda praised the commitment of Angola to resolution of conflict and strengthening of relations in the Great Lakes region.
The recognition was expressed during a lecture held at the Higher Polytechnic Atlantida Institute (ISPA), under the theme 'the role of Angola in the Great Lakes Region", ahead of celebration of Africa Day (April 25).
The diplomat reiterated the contribution of Angola, at the helm of Great Lakes, to the pacification of the region as result of its extensive experience in the field.
"Angola has played a key role since it took over the chair of the Great Lakes region, thus giving its contribution and experience in conflict resolution, through dialogue," said the ambassador.
As example, the diplomat spoke of the country's commitment to tackle the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), the signing of the ceasefire in South Sudan and achievement of peace in Burundi.
In his speech, the ambassador recalled the role of Angola in achieving the independence of Namibia, release of Nelson Mandela and the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa.