Friday, June 15, 2018

Angola Discusses Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in SADC
Luanda, ANGOLA, June 14 - An Angolan delegation, led by the minister of Justice and Human Rights, Francisco Queiroz, will participate in the debate on extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The debate is taking place at a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General of SADC, which began last Monday in the Republic of South Africa, according to a press note from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights that has been sent to ANGOP.

Representatives of the SADC countries are addressing, inter alia, the protocols on extradition and mutual legal assistance, as well as the status of the SADC Regional Police Chiefs Committee (SARPCCO) on the cooperation protocol in the areas of policy, defence and security.

In analysis are also the responses of the SADC member states regarding the degree of implementation of regional agreements and how to overcome the difficulties encountered.

Regarding cooperation in the areas of politics, defence and security, members of the Committee of Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General of SADC analysed a draft amendment to the existing agreement.

SARPCCO is an agency of the Inter-State Committee for Defence and Security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and serves to promote, strengthen and perpetuate cooperation and encourage joint strategies for the management of all forms of cross-border crime, with sub-regional implication.

Created in 1980, SADC brings together the Republics of South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

SADC aims to promote regional development and economic growth through regional integration.

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