Security Council renews mandate of mission in Guinea-Bissau

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João Soares da Gama

The Security Council  renewed the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau(UNOGBIS) on  Wednesday.

UNOGBIS is helping the West African country to build peace and stability.

The fragile stability of Guinea-Bissau, one of the poorest countries in the world, is facing a constant threat of drug trafficking and organized crime.

The country's representative to the United Nations, Ambassador João Soares da Gama, says Guinea-Bissau needs continued support from the United Nations.

"We have been doing everything in order to maintain peace and security in other countries. Now Guinea-Bissau is facing many difficulties especially in the area of security. So we need the UN in order to enhance our capacity and to try to fight against poverty, to fight against drug trafficking but also to reform our security sector which is very important for peace and security in Guinea-Bissau."

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