UN Special Envoy For Guinea-Bissau
FORMER MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT APPOINTED UN SPECIAL ENVOY FOR GUINEA-BISSAU
New York, Apr 29 2005 5:00PM
Former President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique has been appointed Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy to promote “peaceful and credible” elections in June in Guinea-Bissau, a United Nations spokesman said today.
The elections in the Portuguese-speaking West African country, scheduled to take place on 19 June, was “an important step along a transition towards full restoration of constitutional order and stability,” Stephane Dujarric said.
Mr. Chissano, a leading fighter for the independence of his country from Portugal, became President of Mozambique in 1986, was re-elected twice and stepped down last December.