CAR / PARFAIT BANGASSOU VISIT

11-Jun-2018 00:02:46
The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, visited the town of Bangassou in the restive southeast of the country in order to assess for himself the political, security and humanitarian situation in this community torn by inter-community conflicts since May 2017. MINUSCA
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STORY: CAR / PARFAIT BANGASSOU VISIT
TRT: 2:46
SOURCE : MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS : NONE
LANGUAGE : FRENCH /NATS

DATELINE : 8-9 JUNE 2018, BANGASSOU, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, Parfait in front of a plane
2. Wide shot, people watching SRSG arrival in Bangassou airport
3. Wide shot, the SRSG shake hands with people
4. Tracking shot, Minusca convoy passing through Bangassou
5. Tracking shot, Market in Bangassou
6. Tracking shot, Minusca convoy
7. Wide shot, Parfait entering the Town hall of Bangassou
8. Various shots, meeting with mayor and other local authorities
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for CAR:
"We have come here to support the efforts of the Bangassou communities. And the good thing is that, contrary to what we often think, that peace will come from elsewhere, what we have learned is that the Bangassou communities themselves have taken the decision to turn the page. With the support of each o ther, they agreed on a number of recommendations that will lead them to progressively return to the paths of peace, and the paths of social cohesion. That's what we came to support during our brief visit”.
12. Wide shot, convoy arrives at the cathedral of Bangassou
13. Wide shot, a Muslim IDP walks next to a Minusca tank
14. Wide shot, the delegation enters a classroom
15. Various shot, Parfait speaks with Muslim displaced
16. Wide shot, Parfait greets the president of the Women association of Bangassou
17. Various shots, Minusca blue helmets in an armored vehicle
18. SOUNDBITE (French) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for CAR:
"This arrival of the FACA is good news. It is the symbol in any case of the return of the state. This is a return that will reassure people in both communities. These FACA come, invested by the Head of State, to be an impartial force that will work for all communities and alongside the Minusca for the return a lasting peace in the city of Bangassou and its surroundings.”
19. Various shots, convoy on a road
STORYLINE
The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, visited the town of Bangassou in the restive southeast of the country in order to assess for himself the political, security and humanitarian situation in this community torn by inter-community conflicts since May 2017.

During this two-days visit, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for CAR and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country known under its French acronym MINUSCA met the local authorities and representatives of the monitoring committee of the April agreement. This agreement, sponsored by Cardinal Nzapalaïnga and Imam Kobin, gave hope for a reconciliation of the predominantly Christian population with the Muslim community.

SOUNDBITE (French) Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for CAR:
"We have come here to support the efforts of the Bangassou communities. And the good thing is that, contrary to what we often think, that peace will come from elsewhere, what we have learned is that the Bangassou communities themselves have taken the decision to turn the page. With the support of each other, they agreed on a number of recommendations that will lead them to progressively return to the paths of peace, and the paths of social cohesion. That's what we came to support during our brief visit."

In Bangassou, Parfait was also received by representatives of the displaced Muslim community, as well as with representatives of women, civil society and religious groups.

Parfait also announced the arrival in Bangassou of Central African soldiers.

He said "this arrival of the FACA is good news. It is the symbol in any case of the return of the state. This is a return that will reassure people in both communities. These FACA come, invested by the Head of State, to be an impartial force that will work for all communities and alongside the Minusca for the return a lasting peace in the city of Bangassou and its surroundings.”

About 100 Central African army soldiers (FACA) recently trained by the European Union left Bangui on June 8 in the direction of Bangassou where they will be responsible for restoring order.
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