Tuesday, June 10, 2014

West Africa: UN Rep, Jammeh discuss threat of insecurity

A TNBES simple search on the internet shows the West African country has undergone ‘a long process of destabilisation’ since independence – mainly through military coups and civil war.
Mr. Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, meet with President Yahya Jammeh to discuss the overall situation in West Africa, in particular, the growing threat of insecurity in the region.

The United Nations said on June 4 that Djinnit’s visit to Gambia is part of his regular consultations with regional leaders.

“The discussions included the issue of transnational organized crime and drug trafficking as a scourge that deeply undermines the efforts at sustaining democratic institutions,” according to a UN statement Wednesday.

It indicated that both Mr Djinnit and Mr Jammeh welcomed the “successful election in Guinea Bissau” and called on the international community to fully support the newly elected authorities.

Guinea Bissau is facing the daunting challenges of socio-economic recovery and institutions building which include the security sector reform, the UN said.

A TNBES simple search on the internet shows the West African country has undergone ‘a long process of destabilisation’ since independence – mainly through military coups and civil war.

  • A version of this story is published by The Voice 

Written by Modou S. Joof
 

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