Eritrea participated at the 10th Summit of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States that was held in Luanda, Angola, from 6 to 9 December.
At the summit conducted under the theme “Three Continents, Three Oceans, a Common Destiny-Building a Resilient and Sustainable Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States”, Eritrea was represented by Mr. Negasi Kassa, Eritrean Ambassador to the European Union and Benelux countries, Mr. Saleh Omar, Eritrean Ambassador to South Africa and South African countries, and Mr. Desale Tekleab, General Consul of Eritrea in Angola.
The summit among other issues discussed the challenges of climate change, economic diversification as well as peace and security challenges.
The summit also took notice of the report presented by the Chairman of the Ministerial Council of the African Union and the concise report of the meeting of Youth, Diaspora and Business Forums and adopted the “Luanda Declaration”.
In its declaration, the summit condemned the use of unilateral and coercive measures such as illegal sanctions against certain countries with a view to preventing the countries from exercising their right to determine their own political, economic and social system.
The summit also rejected the increased application of unilateral and extra-territorial laws and measures contrary to international law and reaffirmed solidarity with the Governments and people of the member countries.
The Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) formerly known as African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) expanded its international relation that was limited only with the European Union.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Information, Eritrea.