Ban's special representative and head of UNIOGBIS, told the Council that while Guinea-Bissau
has made important progress, including in police reform, it is vital that the country presses ahead with other challenges such as the launch of a pension fund for ex-military and security personnel and improving the judicial sector.
The many remote islands and run-down security forces have made Guinea-Bissau
a key link in a global drugs route, estimated at $1.
established a transitional government in May 2012.
The small nation of Guinea-Bissau
is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 70 percent of its population living below the poverty line.
On March 28 and 30, 2004, Guinea-Bissau
held legislative elections which international observers deemed acceptably free and fair.
During the meeting, they discussed common issues between the Muslim World League and Islamic institutions in Guinea-Bissau
, particularly the memorization of the Holy Quran and the teaching of Arabic language.
continues to experience political disruptions due to the transit of narcotics and the flow of money related to the trade.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- President of the West African state of Guinea-Bissau
Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo underlined his country's willingness to further increase bilateral relations with Iran.
BRUSSELS, May 31 (KUNA) -- The EU Foreign Affairs Council decided here Thursday to toughen sanctions against persons "threatening peace, security or stability " in Guinea-Bissau
Mutaboba to his new position comes after extensive experience and a long career in diplomacy and foreign affairs, most recently served as Representative of the Secretary-General's Special for Guinea-Bissau
and Head of the Office of the United Nations Peace-building Support Guinea-Bissau
until January 2013.
Independence of Guinea-Bissau
and Cape Verde (PAIGC), received 40.
gained independence from Portugal in 1974.
In early 2004, the last two countries on the continent, Guinea-Bissau
and Eritrea, launched mobile services.
Setting up of 500 megawatt power plant using sea wave energy along the coastline of Guinea-Bissau
has seen a number of bloody coups and uprisings, and in recent years has become a hub for illegal drugs.