US Wants Angola to Remain at the Helm of the ICGLR

Security and stability in Africa, Angola-US bilateral relations and the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held in France, were among the issues discussed at a meeting on November 18, 2015 in Washington between the Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Chicoti, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

John Kerry reiterated the willingness of both countries to continue to exchange views on various global issues, such as international terrorism.
Georges Chicoti stressed that Angola and the US will continue to work together within the framework of bilateral cooperation. As an example he mentioned the recent opening of the US Department of Agriculture’s office in Luanda.

Given the positive role that Angola has been playing as chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the US wants Angola to remain at the helm of the organization.

Source: ANGOP, Jornal de Angola