Foreign Ministry must witness international accords signing - Official
Luanda, Luanda – The negotiation and ratification of international treaties is a concern of the interested department of the State, but should always seek the cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was said by the secretary of State for Judicial and Judiciary Affairs to the Presidency of the Republic, Florbela Araújo. The official was speaking about the implementation of treaties ratified by Angola. According to her, it is not appropriate for organs of the State wishing to negotiate and sign accords to do so without a follow-up by the Foreign Ministry that is always required to say a word. Florbela Araújo also spoke of the need for the organs in respect to apply for a full power letter from the president of the Republic, in line with the law 4/11 on International Treaties. She said that holders of ministerial departments often notify the head of the Executive about the signing of accords on the eve of the their trip, without applying for the full power letter which, she added, is not appropriate. The official also explained that the only entities who are free from applying for a full power letter are the president and vice president of the Republic, the National Assembly speaker, while acting on behalf of the holder of the Executive Power and the Foreign Ministry.