Cape Verde wants a Portuguese-language (CPLP) peacekeeping force

Monday, November 28, 2011

From here today in Portuguese:

Cape Verde wants to see a military peacekeeping force created by the eight member states of the CPLP, an issue that will be addressed during the 13th reunion of ministers of defence of the "Eight".

The meeting, to be held Monday and Tuesday (28 and 29 November 2011) will bring together the ministers of defence of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe, while East Timor will be represented by the Secretary of State. It will take place on the island of Sal.

Defence minister Jorge Tolentino of Cape Verde said today to Agência Lusa that Cape Verde will continue to defend this idea of a CPLP joint force, although he admits that there would be institutional and constitutional difficulties in implementing it.

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