Special Envoy Djinnit meets with the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, review political and security situation in the Great Lakes region
Luanda (Angola), 12 March 2019 – Just days before the end of his term, Said Djinnit, United Nations Special Envoy, has been touring the Great Lakes to attend meetings and to have one-on-one discussions with the leaders of the signatory countries of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework on issues concerning peace and stability in the region. In this context, he met in Luanda, today with Manuel Augusto, the Angolan Minister of External Relations.
The Special Envoy called for increased diplomatic initiatives from Angola and the Republic of Congo, as current Chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), to address confidence building matters between the leaders of the region. The Minister agreed that the simmering crisis between Rwanda and Uganda should be addressed as a matter of urgency to avoid an escalation in the region.
Mr. Augusto expressed his gratitude and appreciation for Mr. Djinnit’s efforts and initiatives for peace and stability in the Great Lakes region during his tenure. The Minister acknowledged that more efforts are needed from regional actors for sustainable peace.