“The law should be respected,” said Angola’s ambassador to the UN, Ismael Martins, who was leading the delegation.
During the visit, the UN delegation met with Guinea Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz, the speaker of parliament, and representatives of political parties.
Guinea Bissau, one of the poorest countries in the world, has been going through a political crisis since August last year after the sacking of former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira by the president.
The crisis left the country without a government for two months due to disagreement between the president and his PAIGC party’s leadership over the appointment of a new prime minister.
Consensus was later reached to name Carlos Correia as prime minister. However, the decision was rejected in parliament.
Mediation efforts launched by regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States, and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Nations have so far not managed to resolve the crisis. Enditem