March 27, 2022
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said today, Sunday, in Luanda, that the Republic of Angola, strongly believes that dialogue is the best way to achieve peace and stability worldwide.
His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, who was speaking by video conference at the Ministerial Meeting of Preparation of TICAD-8, was hold on March 26 and 27 of this year, in Tokyo, Japan, said that the Republic of Angola, through the Biennial of Luanda, consolidated its commitment to contribute to the promotion of a culture of peace in the African continent, and expresses its willingness to help achieve the goals set by African leaders.
According to the Head of the Angolan Diplomacy, in order to build peace and sustainable stability in Africa, the African leaders need to attend to various factors, of which we highlight the “Respect for the Constitution of each State”, the “Consolidation of Democracy”, the “Fight against corruption, nepotism” and other evils that negatively affect the economic growth of States. On this path is also good governance for the establishment of the social well-being fare of the population.
Finally, His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, took the opportunity to thank the Government of Japan for the support it has provided to the African continent through the COVAX initiative and praised the joint efforts of the African Union and the Government of Japan, which through this platform of open and inclusive dialogue, has contributed to the socio-economic development of the continent.
The ministerial meeting of TICAD-8, to be held next August 27-28 in Tunis, Tunisia.
On July 16, 2020, the Government of Japan announced that the Republic of Tunisia would host the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), to be held in 2022.
The Government of the Republic of Tunisia and the co-organizers of TICAD, UNOSAA, UNDP, African Union Commission (AUC), World Bank and the Government of Japan express their strong commitment to the TICAD process for building a prosperous and peaceful future for the African continent.
This will be the second TICAD High Level Summit to be held in Africa, after Kenya hosted TICAD-6 in Nairobi in August 2016.
Africa is the continent with unlimited potentials for economic, social, and human development, undergoing significant transformation in line with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda 2030.
At the same time, Africa, like every other continent on the globe, is currently facing a serious human security crisis due to COVID-19 that threatens the entire spectrum of people’s life, survival, livelihood, and dignity.
With its history of more than a quarter century, TICAD is gaining even more importance as an inclusive multilateral conference to address development issues in Africa, including in the area of health and private sector development.
Considering the outcomes of TICAD -7, held in Yokohama in August 2019, the TICAD co-organizers will continue to fully support Africa-led development for TICAD-8 in close collaboration with the host country, Tunisia.
DIRECTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INSTITUTIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PRESS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN RELATIONS (DTICII-MIREX), in Luanda, on March 27, 2022.
Intervention by His Excellency Ambassador Téte António, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, held by video conference, this Sunday, March 27 of this year, during the Ministerial Meeting for the Preparation of TICAD-8, held in Tokyo, Japan.(Portuguese only)