Monday, May 3, 2010

Guinea-Bissau: Conclusions of the EU Council on the SSR Mission in Guinea-Bissau

The EU Council met in Luxembourg on the 26 April 2010 to discuss, among others issues, the work of the EU Mission in support of the Security Sector Reform in Guinea-bissau (EU SSR Guinea-Bissau). The following was concluded on this particular item:

"The Council welcomed the work of EU SSR Guinea-Bissau in supporting local authorities to bring forward the reform process. Particular emphasis was given to finalising basic legislation underpinning the new security structures in the sectors of defence, police and justice. The Council called for a comprehensive approach to future EU engagement in security sector reform. However, in light of recent events in Guinea-Bissau, engagement will depend on further political developments, including respect for democratic principles, human rights and rule of law allowing stability and progress on such reform.

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