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.