Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 May 2014

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations visits the Central African Republic


 

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations visits the Central African Republic

 

BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Herve Ladsous, arrived on 1 May in Bangui, for a three-day official visit in the Central African Republic (CAR), the first of its kind since the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 2149 authorizing the establishment of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

“I have come to assess the situation, to talk with different interlocutors both here, in the Central African Republic, and in the neighbouring countries, to see how we can work together to make the new Mission as effective as possible,” Mr. Herve Ladsous said. “One of our priorities is to contribute to the safety of the population, “he added.

 

During his visit, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations will meet the Head of State of the Transition, Catherine Samba-Panza, the Prime Minister, the President of the National Transitional Council and the Foreign Affairs Minister.

Mr. Ladsous will also hold discussions with the international security forces MISCA, Sangaris and the EUFOR CAR. His agenda includes meeting with the civil society, as well as visit to sites of internally displaced people in Bangui. He will also visit Kaga-Bandoro, 245 km north of Bangui, where he will be briefed on the security and humanitarian challenges affecting the local population.

 

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UNITED NATIONS


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