Italy stresses Angola’s role in promotion of peace in Africa

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella considered Angola “a promoter of peace and stability on the African continent”.

The Italian Head of State was speaking to the press on Wednesday in Rome, at the end of the meeting with the Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço.

The statesman underlined that there is a common will to cooperate against wars, within the UN framework.

“We are aware of your role in some peace initiatives”, said the Italian leader, Sergio Mattarella, who asked his Angolan counterpart João Lourenço to evaluate the situation in the Great Lakes region and in Sudan.

“It was very interesting, he went on, to listen to his indications. He also spoke of the need for increasing growing collaboration between Angola and the European Union.

On the occasion, the Italian statesman said that the private meeting was also under analysis of Italy’s commitment to exert pressure within the Union so that collaboration with Angola grows.

Flanked by his Angolan counterpart, President Sergio Mattarella stressed that the two States are against wars in the world and, in particular, the one of “Russia and Ukraine”.

He called for international collaboration, respect for all States, their independence, sovereignty and increasing collaboration under the banner of multilateralism.

The Angolan President, João Lourenço, arrived Tuesday in Rome, capital of Italy, for a two-day state visit.

Angolan Head of State is visiting Italy at the invitation of President Sergio Mattarella, who paid his official visit to Angola in February 2019.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)