Georges Rebelo Chikoti, Minister of Foreign Relations / Archive Photo: Antonio Escrivão
The Angolan Foreign Minister will meet with the diplomatic corps accredited to Angola to discuss about the upcoming ministerial level International Conference on Maritime and Energy Security, which will be held in Luanda (Angola) on October 7-9, with the support of the Governments of the United States of America and Italy.
The event aims to contribute to the strengthening of national and international initiatives in response to threats on the Atlantic coast, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea. For Angola, the formulation and application of a maritime strategy that can effectively respond to present threats and opportunities in the context of the development of the so-called “blue economy” is crucial.
It is expected that the conference will produce a Luanda Declaration on Maritime and Energy Safety as well as be an opportunity to gather ideas and experiences for the further development of a Strategy on National Maritime Security in line with the interests and the regional role of Angola.