SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DONORS’ ROUND TABLE ON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CALLS FOR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COUNTRY’S PEACE EFFORTS

SG/SM/11240-AFR/1606
25 October 2007

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DONORS’ ROUND TABLE ON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CALLS FOR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COUNTRY’S PEACE EFFORTS

25 October 2007
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11240
AFR/1606
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES DONORS’ ROUND TABLE ON CENTRAL AFRICAN


REPUBLIC, CALLS FOR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COUNTRY’S PEACE EFFORTS


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the holding in Brussels tomorrow of the Donors’ Round Table on the Central African Republic, to mobilize financial resources for implementation of the country’s development programmes.  He thanks the European Commission for hosting this important event. 


The Secretary-General commends the Government of the Central African Republic and its partners for the progress made so far in reforming and revitalizing its economy in order to promote sustainable development.  He calls upon the international community to provide generous support to help the country restore lasting peace through inclusive political dialogue, socio-economic development and strengthened national institutions.


He reaffirms the readiness of the United Nations to continue to support efforts to stabilize the Central African Republic. 


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