Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 June 2009

Alain Le Roy / Africa Trip ( Nigeria)




Alain Le Roy / Africa Trip ( Nigeria)



ABUJA, Nigeria, June 19, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president.



The Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, is in Abuja, Nigeria, today as part of visit to West Africa.


He has met with officials from the Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministries, as well as Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, and at the moment he’s meeting the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dr. Mohamed ibn Chambas.


Mr. Le Roy was in Mali yesterday, where he attended the closing ceremony of a regional seminar on peacekeeping.  There, he encouraged West African francophone countries to increase their cooperation with the UN, particularly their contributions to UN peacekeeping.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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