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Common border crime worries Angola and DR Congo

The Angolan Government is concerned about the constant record of crimes and cross-border incidents that have occurred along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The concern was expressed yesterday in Luanda by the commander-general of the National Police, Paulo de Almeida, at the opening of the meeting of defense and security experts from Angola and the DRC. Paulo de Almeida said that the Angolan authorities are also concerned with crimes related to illegal immigration, fuel smuggling, human trafficking, drugs, medicines and diamonds and poaching.

These situations, he said, when not controlled and prevented, can affect the political, economic and social stability of the two states. The meeting of experts precedes the meeting of ministers, scheduled for tomorrow, during which three agreements will be signed between the two countries.

This is the Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Interior of Angola and the counterpart of the DRC in terms of Security and Public Order, Agreement on the movement of people along the border and the Constitution of the Permanent Joint Defense and Security Commission between the two countries.

Read more in portuguese at Jornal de Angola

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