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Central African Republic situation worrying, but under control: interim president

English.news.cn   2014-03-06 17:46:01            

LUANDA, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Interim President of Central Africa Republic Catherine Samba Panza says the security situation in her country is worrying, but under control, appealing to her fellow countrymen to remain vigilant against a genocide.

"We do not have a situation of genocide, but the situation prevailing is really worrying, so we are fighting to take security to all population, no matter their religions," Panza told reporters on Wednesday night at Luanda's international airport at the end of her 48-hour visit to Angola.

She said her visit to Angola at the invitation of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was an evidence of the special attention of the Angolan leader to the situation prevailing in her country, as both countries were members of the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), and of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

"I told the Angola president, in his capacity as president of the Conference on the Great Lakes, that my country is in a worrying situation of security, with massive violations of human rights and a very serious humanitarian situation, in view of the developments taking place at the moment," the interim president said.

Panza said there has been some evolution in her country, but the problems the country has been experiencing for the last 20 years will not be settled within a month's time. Although there were violence hotbeds, she said, the situation is generally under control.

The president said during the visit to Angola her delegation listed the matters of cooperation in all domains, particularly security and humanitarian issues and financial support, which culminated in the signing of accords.

She warned that her country would be in a chaotic situation without assistance from the international community.

"We have many needs, I am counting more on my African brothers' support, so I have come to Angola from whom I have received a very warming support and with Angola we have planned much support," said the interim president.

In her first visit to Angola, Panza was accompanied by her ministers of foreign affairs, African integration, transport and civil aviation, communication and national reconciliation and the counselling minister of state.

During her visit, Angola pledged to provide loans to Central African Republic and to train its security staff at Angolan police schools to help restore peace and order in the country.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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