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Central African Republic peace process bearing fruit: UN chief
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Central African Republic peace process bearing fruit: UN chief

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United Nations, Sep 27 : Speaking at the high-level meeting on the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the peace process in the country was "bearing fruit”, describing the peace accord signed in February as “a historic path towards peace and security in the country”.

Since the signing of the deal, the number of human rights violations have dropped, he added, but in order to guarantee sustainable peace and security, much more needs to be done, such as the implementation of transitional security measures, as well as disarmament and demobilisation of armed groups.

The UN chief said he remains concerned by violations of the ceasefire, which undermines the public’s confidence in the peace deal. Mr Guterres also emphasised the importance of accountability for violations, an urgent response to humanitarian needs, and the international community’s support in ensuring that elections scheduled for 2020/2021 are free and fair.(UNI)