Addis Ababa - Angola denies any responsibility for the coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau and expressed willingness to cooperate so as to overcome the crisis.
This was said on Saturday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) by the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Chikoti, at the end of a meeting of Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at the level of Heads of State and Government aimed to analyze the crisis in Mali and the conflict between Sudan and Southern Sudan.
The issue of Guinea-Bissau was introduced during the meeting.
The minister responded to the report of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) which indicated that the coup d’état of April this year in Guinea-Bissau was due to the presence of Angolan troops in that country.
ECOWAS also defends the recognition of the coup d’état and the lifting of international sanctions.
The minister expressed the willingness to cooperate with regional and international institutions to overcome the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.
He defends the promotion of a more inclusive process in Guinea Bissau, creating conditions of security so that all citizens may participate in political life, particularly in the case of elections.
The official said that African Union defends decisions made in the Peace and Security Commission, lacking to apply additional sanctions.
“Many people are fleeing the country, thus it’s up to CPLP and ECOWAS to create consensus on the measures to be applied so that the Guinea Bissau may return to normal”, said the minister.
The Guinea-Bissau is a country with a history of having suffered several coup d’états, with deaths of Presidents of the Republic as well.