Bangui, 18 June. Representatives of the Central African civil society Conscious Generation called on the UN Security Council to lift the arms embargo from the Central African Republic. About it informs Ndjoni Sango.
Platform coordinator Alain Patrick de Komach believes that the United Nations sanctions threaten the security of the republic. The activist noted that due to restrictive measures, the country’s authorities cannot provide the national troops with modern high-quality equipment.
“The CAR government has fulfilled 95% of the requirements set by the UN Security Council. I don’t understand why the Organization keeps extending the punishment imposed on the Republic over and over again. We call for the lifting of sanctions. The militants who illegally enter the territory of our state are well armed. Fighters FACA has to use old machines. This is unfair, ”de Comach was indignant.
The head of the Conscious Generation noted that representatives of the platform have documents that confirm that radical groups own weapons that are prohibited from being imported into the country. Thus, he drew attention to the fact that the UN restrictive measure is counterproductive and only affects the combat potential of the national army.
At the end of July, a meeting of the UN Security Council dedicated to the embargo will take place. The activists hope that the representatives of the Organization will hear their request and lift sanctions from the Central African Republic. However, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has already stated that the situation in the country allegedly does not favor the lifting of restrictions.
Earlier, the chairman of the National Assembly of the Central African Republic, Simplis, Mathieu Sarangi, spoke out against the embargo. He believes that the ban, which has been in force since 2013, does not allow the country to properly rearm.