United Nations political chief visits Guinea-Bissau
June 8, 2009 - The head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, on Monday started a six-nation trip to West and Central Africa which includes Guinea-Bissau.
Mr. Pascoe is in the region to meet with the senior leadership of these countries and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on current political developments.
The United Nations political chief is also discussing with West African leaders ongoing United Nations efforts to help consolidate peace and stability in the region.
According to the UN Associate Spokesman, Farhan Haq, Mr. Pascoe was in Dakar yesterday when " he met with President Abdoulaye Wade and discussed regional challenges facing West Africa and the cooperation being provided by the UN Office for West Africa in dealing with conflicts in the region".
Farhan Haq says Lynn Pascoe will be in Ghana on Tuesday to meet with President John Atta Mills and Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Executive Secretary of Economic Community of West African States.
During the remainder of the trip, which concludes on Saturday, Lynn Pascoe will also stop in Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau. (Source: UN News Centre).