Bangui, 12 May 2014 – The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) followed with interest the ex-Séléka discussions held in Ndele (North), which included the participation of various combatants and respective political leaders.
It notes with interest the organizational efforts of the ex-combatants and commends the discussions on the ex-Séléka’s participation in a disarmament process and the implementation of a political coordination.
MINUSCA takes this opportunity to remind all political actors of the importance of disarmament. It encourages the Government to meet with the leaders of all armed groups, in order to reach a political agreement preparatory to DDR.
MINUSCA will provide its full support to a DDR process and to a political dialogue which should follow thereafter, in accordance with the commitment of the international community to the stabilization of the Central African Republic.
MINUSCA also takes this occasion to remind all the parties that under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2149, MINUSCA is commited to “support the implementation of the transition process, including efforts in favour of the extension of State authority and preservation of territorial integrity.”
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