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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Japan-Guinea Summit Meeting

Subsequently the two leaders held a joint press occasion at which President Condé invited Prime Minister Abe to visit Guinea and the two leaders issued a joint statement between Japan and Guinea

On June 20, commencing at 6:15 p.m. for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, who was making an Official Working Visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the UN Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Uganda

“Germany will therefore support Uganda’s refugee policy with around 50 million euros, of which 14 million euros have been earmarked for humanitarian assistance and 36 million euros for development cooperation”

Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement in Berlin today (22 June) on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which is taking place in Kampala today and tomorrow: “The civil war in South Sudan has forced a large part of the population to flee their homes. Around 1.9 million…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi to Visit Ethiopia, the AU headquarters, Jordan and Lebanon and Attend the Opening Ceremony of China-Africa High-level Dialogue on Poverty Reduction and Development and the Think-tank Forum in Ethiopia

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Workineh Gebeyehu, Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Group of Five for the Sahel and Mali

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption on 21 June of resolution 2359 (2017) as a first step in support of the decision by the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5) to set up a joint force to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime,…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

The African Union Welcomes UN Resolution on G5 Force

The Chairperson reiterated the importance of the FC-G5S to address the persistent threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crimes

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the United Nations Security Council’s authorization for the deployment of a Joint Force for the Group of Five for the Sahel States (FC-G5S). The Chairperson commends the UN support which echoes the African Union’s Peace and Security…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Arrives in Swaziland for the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit

President Zuma is accompanied by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry and Mr Sifiso Buthelezi, the Deputy Minister of Finance

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU meets on an annual basis to discuss progress in the implementation…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Foreign Secretary statement on the appointment of a new UN SRSG for Libya

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomes the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I welcome the appointment of Ghassan Salamé to the role of Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Libya and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Mr Salamé brings a wealth of experience from three decades in public service and…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General Appoints Ghassan Salamé Of Lebanon as Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)

Mr. Ghassan Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and service, as well as for his effective leadership of UNSMIL

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).   Mr. Ghassan Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedication and service,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

Cooperation with Angola is extremely advantageous to Hungary

African countries must be provided with assistance to ensure that their economic development enters a suitable trajectory, he declared, adding that Hungary wishes to place major emphasis on economic cooperation with African countries

“It is extremely favourable to Hungary from an economic perspective that it has the opportunity to cooperate with an African country that has a strong economy like Angola”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Wednesday following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Angolan Republic…

Source: British High Commission Abuja |

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

The detachment comes after a request from Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff to assist in capacity building for the Nigerian Air Force Regiment

A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment. The focus of the STTT is to deliver a training package which enables students…