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UN peacekeepers in West Africa meet in Senegal

Military chiefs of UN peacekeeping missions in West Africa meet in Senegal

22 February 2005 – The military chiefs of the three United Nations peacekeeping missions in West Africa met today in Dakar, Senegal, to share information and risk assessments.

Gen. Sajjad Akram of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Gen. Joseph Olorunghbon of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), and Gen. Abdoulaye Fall of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) started their two-day meeting with military advisers from the UN Office in West Africa (UNOWA) and Gen. El-Hadji Mouhamadou Kandji from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to revise scenarios and update their estimates of sub-regional threats and challenges.

The Security Council authorized the missions to meet for consultations on cross-border and regional conflict prevention and peacekeeping issues.


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