Resolution on Angola

Meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee, Praia, Cape Verde, 30-31 October 2000

The Socialist International Africa Committee, meeting in Praia, Cape Verde, on 30-31 October 2000, noted with satisfaction:

- the reduction of warlike actions in the Republic of Angola, thanks to the efforts made by the Government for the destruction of the war apparatus of the armed bandits;

- the action of the UN Sanctions Committee which seeks to prevent all those who continue to support and collaborate in the war effort of the armed bandits, in flagrant violation of the relevant UN resolutions;

- the efforts of the Angolan government to help people displaced or affected by war who need urgent humanitarian aid.

Faced with this situation, the Socialist International Africa Committee:

- applauds the efforts of the MPLA and the Angolan Government to make peace in the country with a view to normalising the life of the people, to economic and social development, and to the strengthening of democracy;

- supports the efforts of the MPLA and the Angolan Government to ensure the carrying out of the Lusaka Protocol, the re-establishment of the authority of the State and the destruction of the war apparatus of the armed bandits;

- calls on the international community to support the Angolan Government in its aid efforts to the Angolan population displaced and affected by war, and;

- finally, the Africa Committee urges all members of the Socialist International to organise actions of solidarity with the people of Angola, under the leadership of the MPLA, with a view to obtaining the rigorous application of the United Nations resolutions, the deliberations of the SADC, OAU and other international institutions.

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