Minister of Assistance and Social Reintegration Joao Baptista Kussumua of Angola

Joo Baptista Kussumua was speaking on behalf of the prime minister, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, at the opening of the 4th International Congress of Physicians going under the motto Defending health with quality and modernity.
Angola's Social Welfare Minister Joao Baptista Kussumua said Wednesday in Geneva that his country wants to conclude the repatriation operations of the Angolan refugees in the neighboring countries by the end of this year, reported the Angolan Press Agency ANGOP Wednesday.
Speaking at the opening of the Third Forum on Children held in the Angolan capital Luanda, Kussumua said "children are the hope of Angola for a future of peace and freedom that is built in the day-to-day work.
Taking into account legal concepts as well as international conventions signed by Angola, Kussumua said the meeting will adopt measures to ensure children's priority as they enjoy special protection of the family, of the nation and of the society with a view to enabling them to develop in an all-round way not only morally but also intellectually and physically.
Joo Baptista Kussumua said as well that Angola is counting on the UNHCR experience for the formulation of a national policy on asylum, return and reintegration, so that the migration restricting measures adopted do not go against those seeking security and protection.
Joo Baptista Kussumua said that the setting up of more than 93 units for treatment and testing against HIV/AIDS will help the HIV-positive people search of testing services to prolong their lives.