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UN ready to intervene in Guinea- Bissau's political crisis

UN ready to intervene in Guinea- Bissau's political crisis

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The United Nations Security Council has said that it is ready to take necessary measures to overcome the on going crisis in Guinea-Bissau.

This comes after president Jose Mario Vaz dissolved the government on Thursday and demanded that the new ruling party choose a new cabinet to end the political crisis in the country.

The 15 member council unanimously said that the country should embark on dialogue instead of military intervention.

“Council members reaffirm the importance of the continued non-interference of the defense and security forces in the political situation,” said Egyptian Ambassador Amr Aboulatta, the council’s president this month.

Guinea-Bissau has been gripped by political crisis since last August when president Vaz dismissed Domingos Simoes Pereira, as prime minister.

The west African country has suffered multiple coups since gaining independence 42 years ago and the army continues to play a key role in the political life of the country.

Agencies

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