Security Council backs Conakry agreement to end political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

New York/Bissau, 20 October (UNIOGBIS/PIU) – The Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), Modibo Ibrahim Touré, today briefed the Members of the Security Council on the inclusive dialogue among political leaders, civil society and religious communities of Guinea-Bissau held in Conakry on 11-14 October.

20 Oct 2016

Security Council backs Conakry agreement to end political crisis in Guinea-Bissau

Presided over by President of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Conde, and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Mediator for Guinea-Bissau, Bissau-Guinean protagonists signed a nine-point agreement.

After SRSG Touré’s briefing, the Members of the Security Council released a statement where they “welcomed this initiative which is part of the implementation of the 6-point ECOWAS roadmap to end the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, agreed by political leaders on 10 September 2016, in Bissau”.

The Members of the Security Council further welcomed the Conakry agreement on the implementation of the ECOWAS roadmap and invited all stakeholders to spare no effort for its full and timely implementation;

They also expressed support to the consensus reached on the process for the nomination of a new Prime Minister and for the formation of an inclusive Government in accordance the agreement. They also encouraged President Vaz to proceed to the nomination of the consensual Prime Minister as soon as possible;

Finally, the 15-member body reminded that the implementation of the agreement could restore the confidence of partners and enable the international community to fulfill the pledges made during the Brussels Conference in March 2015 of the partners for development of Guinea-Bissau.