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The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution today easing the arms embargo imposed on the Central African Republic (CAR). UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR
TRT: 1:57
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

12 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. Med shot, Russian ambassador presiding over Council
4. Pan left, Council members voting
5. SOUNDBITE (French) Nicolas de Riviére, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations:
“By significantly easing the exemption procedure for weapons, the Council is providing a strong response to the appeal of the Central African authorities which was reiterated just a few days ago. The resolution that we have just adopted will indeed make it possible to facilitate the re-equipping of the defence and security force of the Central African Republic so that they can contribute to the security of their country and the security of all the citizens of the Central African Republic.”
6. Wide shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (French) Nicolas Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations:
“Undeniably, the lifting of some of the arms embargoes against the Central African Republic Government is a powerful driver of the multidimensional efforts aimed at speeding up the re-establishment of the State’s authority across the national territory. Such a positive development will allow the Government of the Central African Republic to effectively protect its people and defend its territorial integrity which for so long has been jeopardized by the increasing level of attacks from armed groups.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Ambroisine Kpongo Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations:
“Armed groups are still present across a large part of the Central African Republic and continue to be supplied thanks to illicit flows of weapons and ammunition to a large extent from neighbouring countries.
“It is absolutely crucial that all Members States particularly those in the subregion, pool their efforts to fully respect the sanctions regime so that it may be effectively implemented in support of peace in the Central African Republic.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council

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The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution today (12 Sep) easing the arms embargo imposed on the Central African Republic (CAR).

Resolution 2488 came in response to calls by the CAR Government and reduces the exemption procedure for certain arms and ammunition.

French ambassador Nicolas de Riviére, whose country drafted the resolution, said by “significantly easing the exemption procedure for weapons, the Council is providing a strong response to the appeal of the Central African authorities which was reiterated just a few days ago. The resolution that we have just adopted will indeed make it possible to facilitate the re-equipping of the defence and security force of the Central African Republic so that they can contribute to the security of their country and the security of all Central African citizens.”

Riviére noted that the resolution also contains a number of elements enabling the Security Council to continue monitoring the implementation of this easing of the arms embargo.

Speaking on behalf of the three African members of the Security Council, Ivoirian ambassador Nicolas Adom welcomed the adoption of the resolution. He said, “Undeniably, the lifting of some of the arms embargoes against the Central African Republic Government is a powerful driver of the multidimensional efforts aimed at speeding up the re-establishment of the State’s authority across the national territory. Such a positive development will allow the Government of the Central African Republic to effectively protect its people and defend its territorial integrity which for so long has been jeopardized by the increasing level of attacks from armed groups.”

Central African ambassador Ambroisine Kpongo said armed groups are still present across a large part of her country and continue to be supplied thanks to illicit flows of weapons and ammunition, to a large extent from neighbouring countries. She said, “It is absolutely crucial that all Members States particularly those in the subregion, pool their efforts to fully respect the sanctions regime so that it may be effectively implemented in support of peace in the Central African Republic.”

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