Monday 19 March 2018

CAR: Inauguration of president-elect raises expectation

CAR: Inauguration of president-elect raises expectation
(Angola Press(En) 03/29/16)

Bangui - The inauguration of Central African Republic (CAR) president-elect Faustin Archange Touadera is set for Wednesday in Bangui in a ceremony the Angolan Director of External Relations for Africa and Middle East, Joaquim do Espírito Santo, described as of great relevance.

The official was speaking to the Angolan press in CAR capital, Bangui.

He considered the swore in ceremony a great symbolism that marks an effort by the States of the Great Lakes region underway since 2012.

Celeka group took power by force and turned the country into a stage of violations, killings and breakdown of the social fabric, "said the official.

Joaquim do Espirito Santo said that the conflict was very difficult and led the country to a widespread anarchy situation.

This situation, he added, forced the Great Lakes region to monitor the process which culminated to the establishment of a transitional government from 2014, at the time Angola took over the chair of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

Since then, the official stressed, there has been a combined efforts between the Great Lakes region and Central Africa, under the leadership of Angola.

Joaquim do Espírito Santo also said that the CAR will embark as from Wednesday on a new stage to develop efforts with the cooperation of international community, especially with the Great Lakes region and Central Africa to recover its economic fabric and work for well-being of its people.

He pledged Angola's availability to continue to support the peaceful process in central Africa nation.

Angola intends to establish mutually advantageous cooperation in various fields.

Joaquim do Espírito Santos said that Angola and CAR enjoy cooperation in domains of transports, civil aviation through Angola airline TAAG and diamonds (INDIAMA).

The Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, is in Bangui to attend the inauguration of president Faustin Archange Touadera.

Touadera won 62.71% of the vote compared with 37.29% for his rival Anicet-Georges Dologuele.

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