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The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN emphasized the importance of political commitment and financing for peacebuilding, during the meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission on the situation in Chad

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered a statement, Wednesday 10 July 2019, during the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) meeting on Chad. At the request of the PBC Chair, the Permanent Representative of Romania chaired the second part of the meeting. The event was attended by the Minister of Economy and Development Planning of Chad, H.E. Issa Doubragne, the Assistant Secretary General for Peacebuilding Support, Oscar Fernandez – Taranco, Directors of several Departments in UN, as well as by the Permanent Representatives of the member states of the Commission and of the countries on the PBC agenda.

Speaking in national capacity, Ambassador Jinga welcomed the voluntary presence of Chad in the PBC and the progresses made in the implementation of the National Development Plan, which represents a model of operationalizing the “African solution to African problems” principle. He recalled the visit the visit made in Chad, in his capacity as Chair of the PBC, in March 2018, occasion with which he met with high-level officials, representatives of civil society and local leaders, with whom he discussed the situation in Chad and the challenges on peacebuilding in the Sahel region. Mentioning that he visited a project supported by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), at the border between Chad and Cameroon, he emphasized the importance of financing, including the contribution of the European Union, through the „Sahel Alliance”, in the region, and he recalled the meeting of the PBC Board with the World Bank, which took place on the 1st of July 2019.

The Romanian diplomat highlighted the attention given by Romania to the Sahel region, priority assumed by our country at the PBC Chairmanship in 2018, mentioning that:  „addressing the root causes of conflict and answering the humanitarian situation, by tackling the structural challenges and the cross-border challenges, as extremism and climate change, is the key for peacebuilding and sustaining peace”. He pointed out Romania’s vision for the security of the Sahel region, referring to the participation with personal to the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Sahel and Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) and to the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Niger (EUCAP Niger), as well as to the contribution with 4 helicopters and 120 troops to the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), starting this autumn. Recalling the support given for the empowerment of the human resources in the region through professional and educational programmes, he affirmed that: “Good Governance, institutional building and developing human resources are essential conditions for ensuring the stability and resilience of the country. Democratic political processes are as important as financing”.

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN emphasized the importance of political commitment and financing for peacebuilding, during the meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission on the situation in Chad

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The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered a statement, Wednesday 10 July 2019, during the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) meeting on Chad. At the request …

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