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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

Angola to host meeting on trade in African flora and fauna

LUANDA, (Xinhua) -- Angola will host the second meeting of the group of experts on the implementation of the African Strategy to Combat the Illegal Exploitation and Trade of Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa from 25 to 27 July in Luanda.

According to a statement from the Ministry of the Environment released Tuesday, the event aims to deliberate on the implementation of the main recommendations from the meeting of the Technical Expert Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment, held in October 2017 in Gabon.

The opening session of the meeting will be chaired by the Commissioner of the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Sacko.

The meeting will bring together nearly 80 experts from African countries, the African Union (AU), the United Nations and the European Union, among others.

The meeting also aims to prepare the implementation of the Wildlife Strategy and the participation of Africa in the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in May 2019.

 

             

 

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