MALI / LACROIX EU SERRANO

19-Jun-2019 00:02:26
A joint high-level mission of the United Nations and the European Union, led by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the EU Deputy-Secretary-General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service, Pedro Serrano, arrived in Bamako on Wednesday for a three-day official visit. MINUSMA
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STORY: MALI / LACROIX EU SERRANO
TRT: 2:26
SOURCE: MINUSMA
RESTRICTIONS : NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 19 JUNE 2019, BAMAKO, MALI
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1. Med shot, Mahammat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary General in Mali greeting Jean Pierre Lacroix, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix
2. Med shot, Serrano and other members of the delegation being greeting by Malian Gouvernment Representatives and EU Ambassadeur in Mali
3. Wide shot, Members of delegation sitting down
4. Close-up, Serrano and Lacroix
5. Close-up, Malian Government Representative
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations:
“ It is a solidarity visit with our colleague from the EU Pedro Serrano, a joint visit of the European Union and the United Nations, to express our condolences, our solidarity with the Malian authorities, the Malian people after what happened to them, tell them we are on their side to do their utmost to promote the return of peace and stability to the center and to the north of Mali, and to support the united nations and European who are on the ground.”
7. Various shots, Annadif, Serrano, Lacroix
8. Close-up, Serrano and Lacroix
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Pedro Serrano, EU Deputy-Secretary-General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service:
“We have come here to express our solidarity in times that are difficult, we are long-time partners, European union and we are working hand in hand with the United Nations to try to help Mali and the whole country of the Sahel, in particular G5 to consolidate stability in the region and move forward in development and therefore the United Nations is an indispensable partner in the work we are doing in the sense of the European Union and our people in the meetings of the day not only to transmit our solidarity but to understand the efforts that are undertaken by the Malian authorities and by the G5 Sahel to face these challenges and see how we can commit ourselves to ending this unstable situation.”
10. Wide shot, meeting
11. Wide shot, convoy leaving
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A joint high-level mission of the United Nations and the European Union, led by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the EU Deputy-Secretary-General for Common Security and Defense Policy and Crisis Response of the European External Action Service, Pedro Serrano, arrived in Bamako today, 19 June, for a three-day official visit.

The objectives of the joint visit are to exchange with Malian authorities and other key stakeholders on ways to enhance support by the United Nations and the European Union to accelerate the implementation of the peace agreement and the restoration of State authority in northern and central Mali as well as to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations in the country.

The delegation will meet with Government authorities at the highest level, signatory armed groups, political actors, civil society, women groups and international partners.
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