A meeting to foster Human Rights in Angola has taken place between the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights and the European Union Delegation.
Focus was on the examination of Angola’s National Human Rights Strategy.
It was the second meeting at the ministerial level, taking place under the agreement known as Joint Paths Signed in 2012, between Angola and the European Union.
During the meeting, the two parties evaluated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of fundamental Human Rights, Gender Equality and Elections.
This point dominated the deliberations because of a recent protest in the country where fingers were pointing at the government on the way they managed the demonstrations.
According to the European Union Ambassador in Angola, Jeannette Seppen, COVID-19 created a challenging situation in the management of Human Rights, which is the same across the world.
The EU Ambassador however saluted and encouraged the Government of Angola to continue striving for the respect of fundamental Human Rights especially freedoms of expressions.
At the end of the meeting, Wednesday November 18, 2020, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Francisco Queirós, regretted the recent squabbles in the country but blamed it on some ill-intentioned politicians.
“There were those who took advantage of this situation to make political claims of another nature that have nothing to do with social issues,” the Minister said.
The Government of Angola it should be noted is very much concerned with issues related to fundamental Human Rights of its citizens.