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MPLA deputy says peacekeeping is still a challenge in some PALOP countries

The vice-president of the MPLA said this Monday that "peace and its maintenance" continues to be "a perennial challenge" in some of the Portuguese-speaking African countries, which need to "win and consolidate".


Luísa Damião was speaking at the opening of the meeting of the general secretaries of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo), Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe (MLSTP), African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) and African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), former liberation movements.

According to the vice-president of the MPLA, in the current context, the challenges that remain are enormous, which requires greater coordination between these political formations, greater cooperation and synergies at the level of the community of countries, in order to achieve common development goals. .

“Peace and its maintenance in our States continues to be a perennial challenge in some of our countries, which we need to overcome and consolidate. better conduct the internal processes", emphasized Luísa Damião.

The MPLA leader considered it essential that the existing ties between the five parties "be constantly strengthened in order to become sufficiently capable of influencing, in terms of cooperation between States, agendas that permeate mutually advantageous bilateral relations".

"Only with peace can we face the challenges of the current situation in a more concerted and determined way", she said.

Luísa Damião highlighted that Angola held its fifth elections in 2022, in which the MPLA and its leader, João Lourenço, won, regretting that the results were not well received by their political opponents.

"From what it seems, this reality has not yet been assimilated by some of our political opponents, who do everything to reach power at all costs and illegitimately, with unproductive provocative and anti-patriotic acts, and that do nothing for institutional dialogue healthy and desirable for the continuous deepening of the democratic rule of law, the strengthening of unity and national reconciliation", he said.

​“We, the MPLA, faithful to the highest aspirations of the Angolan people, defend stability, peace and democracy, the construction of a modern, prosperous, inclusive and democratic country. Republic of Angola", he added.

MPLA's number two stressed that the ruling party "has been carrying out an auspicious process of political, economic and social reforms, which are embodied in the adoption of a new political posture in the management of public affairs and in the construction of an environment policy more favorable to attracting domestic and foreign private investment".

"The fight against all kinds of practices that are harmful to the State and citizens are part of the Government's agenda, whose focus is the continuous moralization of Angolan society. In fact, the Government supported by the MPLA, in Angola, assumed the fight against corruption and impunity as one of the central flags of governance", he stressed, also highlighting changes within the party, including gender parity.

“Today, the MPLA has 50 percent men and 50 percent women in its Central Committee, and a greater representation of women and young people in the other bodies. and sustained", so "the promotion of young cadres in the different structures of the party is today a reality", he underlined.

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