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European Union to Resume Work with Guinea-Bissau

Pat Robert  Larubi - 14/07/2014 11:08 CDT

Kampala, Kampala, Uganda

According to a release by EU,  Guinea-Bissau  position was further worsened with subsequent appointment of its main instigators in high profile position in the army, an act the EU regarded as total breach to the the elements of the Cotonou Agreement which it is a signatory too.

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said Guinea-Bissau acted contrally to Article 96 of the Agreement leading EU to  partially suspended its development cooperation untill the country confirmed to mutual commitments paving way for the Union to resume it cooperation.

"We are indeed very satisfied with this decision since it enables EU support the newly elected authorities on their path towards the reconstruction and stabilisation of the state. Helping them rapidly establsih vital state functions geared towards service provision for its people"

EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs applauded,welcomed EU decission but warned Guinea-Bissauan authorities on backtracking on the commitments a matter of priority.

Photo by AFP