Security Council welcomes accords to resolve conflict in Central African Republic

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Ambassador Mohammad Masood Khan of Pakistan

The Security Council has called for an expeditious implementation of the agreements signed in Libreville, Gabon on Friday to resolve the conflict in the Central African Republic, or CAR.

Representatives of the government of CAR, the coalition of armed rebels known as the Séléka, the opposition and civil society held talks in the Gabonese capital from 8 to 11 January.

They signed the declaration of principle, the cease fire agreement and the political agreement on the resolution of the crisis in the Central African Republic where the Séléka occupied a number of towns in December last year.

The President of the Security Council in January, Ambassador Mohammad Masood Khan of Pakistan says the members of the Council welcomed the agreements.

"The Members of the Security Council emphasized the necessity of an expeditious implementation of these agreements and called on all parties to implement them in good faith. They underlined the role of the bodies in charge of following up their implementation. They stressed that all the parties should be committed to building lasting peace in CAR." (26″)

The Security Council urged all parties to allow safe and unhindered access to peoples in need of humanitarian assistance as quickly as possible and to release immediately all civilians being held by armed groups.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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