On Thursday and Friday this week, Sweden
has hosted an international seminar on Chad at Krusenbergs Herrg=E5rd in
Uppland. The seminar was led by the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative
Victor Angelo. Participants included representatives of the UN, the EU,
African and other organisations and ten or so countries including Chad.
Discussions mainly focused on how the international community should continue
working in the country once the EU military operation (EUFOR) withdraws
in March 2009.
"The EU, the UN and Africa must
work together on a longterm policy for Chad. This seminar is a way for
us to demonstrate our support for cooperation of this kind. By participating
in EUFOR we have been able to help people affected by conflicts and other
situations of violence in Chad and Darfur," says Minister for Foreign
Affairs Carl Bildt.