Protocol on bio-security officially published
Luanda, April 21 (NNN-ANGOP) The Angolan State Gazette has published the approval made by the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Protocol of Cartagena on Bio-Security.
This international document aims at contributing to a better protection in the field of the transfer, secure handling and utilisation of modified living organisms, in modern bio-technology.
According to the State Gazette, which was issued on March 2, the National Assembly took into account the fact Angola is part of the Convention on Bio-Diversity, which outlines the right that every state has to explore its own resources, in line with an adequate management of the environment.
The Parliament is also aware of the rapid expansion of the modern bio-technology and the growing concern of the public about the potential effects on biological diversity, as well as the risks for the human health.
The institution also recognises that modern bio-technology has great potential for human well-being, provided it is developed and used with proper security measures to protect the environment and human health.