Delegation of the European Union to Guinea-Bissau

Press release from P5 - AU, ECOWAS, CPLP, EU and UN - in Bissau

Bissau, 16/11/2017 - 10:42, UNIQUE ID: 171116_4
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As cinco organizações internacionais envolvidas no processo de consolidação da paz na Guinée-Bissau - UA, CEDEAO, CPLP, UE e ONU -, o chamado grupo «P5», reuniram-se em Bissau esta quarta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2017, para discutir dos últimos desenvolvimentos no país.

The five international organizations involved in the peacebuilding process in Guinea-Bissau - AU, ECOWAS, CPLP, EU and UN -, commonly referred to as 'P5', met in Bissau on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 to discuss the latest political developments in the country.

The P5 expressed serious concerns about rising political and social tensions in the country and reaffirmed that the Conakry Agreement of 16 October 2016, which built on the ECOWAS six-point road map signed in Bissau on 10 September 2016, remains the primary framework for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, as reiterated by the UN Security Council, the AU Peace and Security Council, the ECOWAS Authority and the EU. In this connection, the P5 calls on all national stakeholders to focus their efforts towards ending the current impasse in line with the Conakry Agreement.

The P5 urges all Bissau-Guinean political actors to place the interests of the nation at the center of their actions. The P5 calls on political actors to show restraint and moderation and invites them to express their views and disagreements peacefully.

The Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, the European Union and the United Nations reiterate their determination to continue to work alongside the people of Guinea-Bissau to contribute to political and social stability, which is a prerequisite for lasting peace, democracy and socio-economic development.

Done in Bissau on 15 November 2017

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