Defence and Security ministerial meeting kicks off
Zambia, Lusaka – The 27th session of ministers of the Angola/Zambia Defence and Security Permanent Committee started this Thursday in Lusaka with the approval of the work agenda. In the closed-door meeting being chaired by the Zambian Defence Minister, Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba, the participants are analysing the reports of the Defence, Security and Public Committees. The participants is also analysing the level of implementation of decisions and recommendations from the previous gathering, held in Luanda, as well as envisage new actions. Addressing the opening act as the chairperson of Angola/Zambia Defence and Security Permanent Commission, Geoffrey Mwamba said that the peace and stability enjoyed in the two countries is on account of the works that are being carried out by the defence and security organs from both states. He appealed the delegations in the meeting to seek new strategies and solutions to fight against crimes. According to him, the works developed by members of defence and security permanent commission symbolises the existing strong cooperation between both countries, governments and peoples. The ministers meeting, to end this Thursday, was preceded by a preparation meeting of Angolan and Zambian experts linked to defence and security areas. The Angolan delegation, which is being led by the vice minister of National Defence for the Defence Policy, Gaspar Santos Rufino, comprise representatives of the Ministries of National Defence, Home Affairs, Assistance and Social Welfare, Foreign Affairs, as well as of the general staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).