PBC Ambassadorial-level meeting of the Guinea-Bissau configuration - 21 August 2017

At this meeting of the Guinea-Bissau configuration, the Chair reported on his visit to Guinea-Bissau and Lisbon from 25-28 July 2017 where he met a range of stakeholders in the current political crisis, including the Prime Minister, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chief of the armed forces, ministers, and representatives of the Supreme Court, the government, UN and civil society. Following the Chair's report, the Ambassador to the UN for Guinea-Bissau provided his perspectives on the visit and the Special Representative to the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea Bissau (UNIOGBIS) provided his perspectives on the situation in the country. After this, the head of the Group of Women Facilitators spoke about the Group's efforts to restore dialogue among the conflicting parties, and finally the meeting was addressed by the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Group and the Chief of Financing from the Peacebuilding Support Office.


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