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UN delegation in Guinea Bissau meets factions to resolve political deadlock

UN delegation in Guinea Bissau meets factions to resolve political deadlock

Guinea-Bissau

Representatives from 15 member states of the UN Security Council arrived in Guinea Bissau on Monday to assess the political situation in the country.

The UN team held talks with individuals from all sides of the political divide including president José Mario Vaz, and former Prime Minister Domingos Correia with a view to reaching an agreement that would return the country to normalcy.

According to Ismael Martins, a member of the delegation, there was still room for an accord between the squabbling parties, hinting at the recent institutional crisis pitting the President, the Prime Minister, Parliament and political parties.

Political tensions in the country have disrupted government operations.

In February, the UN Security council unanimously adopted a resolution on the West African nation saying it was concerned by the political tensions that have persisted between the president, Prime Minister and the head of the National Assembly.

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