CAR / JOINT VISIT AU EU UN

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"We need our partners," said CAR’s President Faustin Touadera following the meeting with a joint delegation from the African Union (AU), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), United Nations and European Union. MINUSCA

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STORY : CAR / JOINT VISIT AU EU UN
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SOURCE: MINUSCA
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH /ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 3 JUNE 2021, BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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1.Wide shot, presidency building
2.Med shot, presidency building
3.Various shots, meeting of delegations with President Touadera
4.Various shots, delegations standing during press stakeout
5.SOUNDBITE (French) Faustin-Archange Touadéra, Président of the Central African Republic :
“La question qui était a l’ordre du jour est ce que leur présence ici est souhaite par le gouvernement centrafricain, parceque suite, il ya eu beaucoup de manifestations, ils s’interrogeaient sur le fait de voir si les invitations qui leur avaient été lance est toujours d’actualité. Et je le dis ici haut et fort que la voix autorisée pour cette question c’est la mienne et celle du gouvernement, nous disons que nous avons besoin de nos partenaires. Aujourd’hui, depuis 2016 a aujourd’hui, la MINUSCA, L’UE, la CEEAC, l’UA, nous ont beaucoup appuyer.”
[“The question that was on the agenda was whether their presence here is desired by the Central African government, because following many demonstrations, they were wondering whether the invitations that had been extended to them are still valid. And I say here loud and clear that the authorized voice for this issue is mine and that of the government, we say that we need our partners. Today, since 2016, MINUSCA, the EU, ECCAS, the AU, have supported us a lot.”]
6.Various shots, meeting
7.Med shot, Touadera standing during press stakeout
8.Med shot, Lacroix standing during press stakeout
9.Wide shot, Adeoye speaking at the stakeout
10.SOUNDBITE (English) Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union:
“We were reassured that the president of the republic reaffirmed that the work of the international community, our work is still valid and necessary for peace and stability of the Central African Union.”
11.Various shots, meeting
12.SOUNDBITE (French) Jean Pierre Lacroix, UN Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations:
« Monsieur le président, a la suite du commissaire Bankole, je souhaite vous réitérer l’engagement des Nations Unies, de nos collegues sur le terrain, de nos organisations a accompagné vos efforts pour le processus de démocratisation , de pacification de la RCA, des efforts de développement aussi qui sont important, les efforts visant a repondre a une situation humanitaire qui est difficile et qui d’ailleurs requiert que toutes les organisations puissent librement opérer en toute securite sur le terrain.”
[“Mr. President, following Commissioner Bankole, I would like to reiterate the commitment of the United Nations, of our colleagues in the field, of our organizations to accompany your efforts for the democratization process, for the pacification of the CAR, for the development efforts which are also important, for the efforts aimed at responding to a humanitarian situation which is difficult and which moreover requires that all the organizations be able to operate freely and in complete security on the ground.”]
13.Wide shot, Lacroix and Adeoye leaving
14.Med shot, Lacroix entering UN vehicle
15.Wide shot UN convoy leaving

STORYLINE:

"We need our partners," said CAR’s President Faustin Touadera following the meeting with a joint delegation from the African Union (AU), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), United Nations and European Union.

The high-level delegation is in Bangui for a four-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) to meet with the Central African Head of State Faustin Touadéra and the president of the national assembly Mathieu Sarandji, among others.

The main topic of the discussions with the country’s President was “whether their presence here is desired by the Central African government, because following many demonstrations, they were wondering whether the invitations that had been extended to them are still valid,” said Touadera.

“We were reassured that the president of the republic reaffirmed that the work of the international community, our work is still valid and necessary for peace and stability of the Central African Union,” Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union told the press after the meeting.

For his part, Jean Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations reiterated « the commitment of the United Nations, of our colleagues in the field, of our organizations to accompany your efforts for the democratization process, for the pacification of the CAR, for the development efforts which are also important, for the efforts aimed at responding to a humanitarian situation which is difficult and which moreover requires that all the organizations be able to operate freely and in complete security on the ground.”
The visit comes as the 2020-2021 CAR election cycle comes to a close. The delegation will also meet with civil society, women, youth, religious and political party representatives and diplomats in Bangui as well as hold talks with the custodians of the CAR political agreement for peace (APPR).
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