Ban congratulates people of CAR for adopting peace pact

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By Sadiya Hamza
UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday congratulated the of the Central African () for the adoption of the Republican Pact for Peace.

The pact, entitled ”National Reconciliation and Reconstruction” signed at the conclusion of the Bangui National Forum, held between May 4 and May 11.

Ban in a in New York, said the Pact’s recommendations reflected the aspirations of the people of the CAR to put conflict behind them once and for all and to build a more peaceful and democratic country.

The Secretary-General also commended the Transitional Authorities and the armed groups for the signature of an agreement on the principles for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration within the framework of the Forum.

Ban called for swift and full implementation of the pact.

The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Bangui Forum came about as a result of a historic and inclusive process that amplified the voices of local representatives, women, youth and civil society.
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The Secretary-General also welcomed the leading role played by women throughout the Forum.

The Secretary-General encouraged the Transitional Government, with the support of the United Nations and the international community, to implement the Forum’s recommendations without delay. (NAN)
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