Djinnit meets Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade

26 Jan 2012

Djinnit meets Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade

Dakar, 25 January 2012 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, Said Djinnit met with the President of the Republic of Senegal to extend his wishes on the occasion of the New Year. The Special representative took the opportunity to discuss the organization of the presidential elections scheduled on February 26 2012. He welcomed the progress of the electoral process and Senegal’s attachment to democratic values and respect for the rule of Law.

The Special Representative urged all parties to create conditions for a free, fair and peaceful presidential election to reinforce democratic gains, stability and prosperity.

The Special Representative and the President of the Republic also exchanged views on the situation in West Africa, including Guinea Bissau, Nigeria and the Sahel Region.


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