International Relations & Foreign Policy

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Angola became an independent State on November 11, 1975 after nearly five centuries of Portuguese colonial rule.

Angola is a peaceful and safe country, is an active member of several International Organisation, namely: ACP, AfDB, AU, CEEAC, CPLP, ECA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAAD IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC, MIGA, NAM, OAS (observer), OPEC, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNWCO, UNWTO, WFTU, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO.

Having become a non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nations since 2003, for a period of two years, Angola is reaffirming its diplomacy firmly standing on peaceful coexistence and competition among states, non-intervention in internal affairs, and non use of force to settle disputes.