Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) camp in Aguelhok, Kidal region, Mali

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against MINUSMA camp in Aguelhok, Kidal region, Mali:

The Secretary-General condemns the mortar attack against the MINUSMA camp that killed two Chadian peacekeepers and injured at least ten others tonight in Aguelhok, Kidal region.

He conveys his deepest condolences to the Government of Chad and his profound sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General recalls that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law. These acts only reinforce the commitment of the United Nations to support the people and the Government of Mali in their quest for peace.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Minister for Africa offers congratulations on Sierra Leone elections

The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin said:

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Government, I would like to congratulate President Julius Maada Bio and Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh of the Republic of Sierra Leone on their electoral success.

I also congratulate the people of Sierra Leone on this peaceful conclusion to a tightly contested election.

The National Electoral Commission and the other electoral management bodies have delivered a credible and transparent process, recognised as such by international and domestic observer missions.

I also pay tribute to former President Ernest Bai Koroma, who steered the country through the terrible Ebola epidemic from 2014 – 2016, for his commitment to a peaceful transition.

The UK now looks forward to developing further the relationship between our countries and working with the new President and his administration to support a bright future for Sierra Leone. I also look forward to welcoming them to the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Minister for Africa offers congratulations on Sierra Leone elections

The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin said:

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Government, I would like to congratulate President Julius Maada Bio and Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh of the Republic of Sierra Leone on their electoral success.

I also congratulate the people of Sierra Leone on this peaceful conclusion to a tightly contested election.

The National Electoral Commission and the other electoral management bodies have delivered a credible and transparent process, recognised as such by international and domestic observer missions.

I also pay tribute to former President Ernest Bai Koroma, who steered the country through the terrible Ebola epidemic from 2014 – 2016, for his commitment to a peaceful transition.

The UK now looks forward to developing further the relationship between our countries and working with the new President and his administration to support a bright future for Sierra Leone. I also look forward to welcoming them to the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Signing of commitment letter and memoranda of understanding with Tunisian companies with the aim to develop the private sector

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) signed a commitment letter with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), Tunisia, as well as seven memoranda of understanding, namely with CDC, Wifak Bank, Zitouna Tamkeen, Intilaq Fund, BFPME and UGFS.

The signing ceremony was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tunisia during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group. It is a clear sign that business in Tunisia is at the heart of ICD’s strategy to help the Tunisian private sector in the most effective ways.

On this occasion, ICD Management commented: “Private sector development and empowering entrepreneurship remain essential themes on the global development agenda and it is acknowledged to be a central power in transforming the lives of people and communities through generating new opportunities. Today, the private sector is the main actor not only in producing economic progress, but also bringing efficient and effective solutions to many social and environmental issues of the globe.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD).

Contact:
Mounir Jouanedy
MJouanedy@IsDB.org

About ICD
ICD (www.ICD-PS.org) is a multilateral organization and a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (www.IsDB-pilot.org). The mandate of ICD is to support economic development and promote the development of the private sector in its member countries through providing financing facilities and/or investments which are in accordance with the principles of Shariah. ICD also provides advice to governments and private organizations to encourage the establishment, expansion and modernization of private enterprises. ICD is rated AA/F1+ by Fitch, Aa3/P1 by Moody’s and A+ by S&P Ratings. For more information, please visit www.ICD-PS.org.

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