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MINUSCA reiterates its commitment to support peace and reconciliation efforts of the transitional authorities

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BANGUI, Central African Republic, May 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the Central African Republic, Mr. Babacar Gaye, congratulates the Head of State and the Transitional Government, on the occasion of one hundred day anniversary of the inauguration of Catherine Samba-Panza as President of the Central African Republic and the appointment of the Transitional Government led by Prime Minister André Nzapayéké.

“We commend the efforts of the Government to implement the Constitutional Charter of the Transition under very difficult circumstances, and we urge the transitional authorities to engage in the building of a nation which appreciates principles and values of coexistence and lasting peace,” said Mr. Gaye.

The Central African Republic is facing considerable challenges, including insecurity and a humanitarian crisis linked to inter-community conflicts.

Nevertheless, Mr. Gaye added, “I am confident that the resilience of its population and the wisdom of its leaders will enable the Central African Republic to overcome all obstacles and become a prosperous nation, respectful of human rights.”

He also encourages all Central Africans to support the national reconciliation process and the consolidation of Rule of Law, so that every person shall be equal before the law and communities shall live in harmony.

The Central African Republic must derive strength from its diversity and build institutions which represent the broad spectrum of the country's diverse communities.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reiterates its commitment and willingness to support efforts to stabilize the country and restore state authority in all its institutions and over the entire national territory.