Central African Republic: Security Council stresses importance of implementing reforms

Central African Republic: Security Council stresses importance of implementing reforms

Welcoming the efforts by the Central African Republic (CAR) Government to fight corruption and establish good governance, members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the importance of implementing the necessary reforms.

They also “encouraged the Government to continue along this path and to take the national dialogue further forward,” the current President of the Council, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom, said in a press statement following a private meeting.

Council members also decided to ask the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the international financial institutions – the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank – to show consideration for the special circumstances in the country, Ambassador Greenstock said. “I will be preparing a letter as President to those institutions to make that point,” he added.

In addition, Council members encouraged UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his Representative to the CAR, Gen. Lamine Cissé, to continue their efforts to improve the relations between the country and its neighbours, Ambassador Greenstock said.