Posted by: africanpressorganization | 13 January 2009

Norwegian Minister of Defense on Official Visit to Chad



Norwegian Minister of Defense on Official Visit to Chad

NDJAMENA, Chad, January 13, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Norwegian Minister of Defense, Ms. Anne-Grete StrØm-Erichsen, will visit Chad from 14 to 17 January 2009 to assess possibilities for her country’s participation in the follow-on UN Peacekeeping Force (MINURCAT II) under consideration by the Security Council for eastern Chad and northeastern Central African Republic effective from 15 March 2009.

Norway is considering participating in MINURCAT II by operating a field hospital staffed with 150 medical personnel in Abeche.

Ms. StrØm-Erichsen and her delegation will hold several meetings in N’Djamena, including with the Special Representative of the President of the Republic of Chad to MINURCAT and EUFOR, the Ministers of External Relations and Defense, the Force Commander of EUFOR, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic and Chad.

The delegation will also visit MINURCAT and EUFOR facilities, as well as a refugee camp in Farchana, near the border with Sudan.


SOURCE : Norway – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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