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From May 14 to 21: the Security Council was in Africa

The members of the Security Council sent a mission to Africa from 14 to 21 May 2009.

The mission traveled to Ethiopia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia.


- Ambassador John Sawers (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and Ambassador Ruhakana Rugunda (Uganda) jointly led the Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and Rwanda (Kigali) segments;

- Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert (France) led the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Goma and Kinshasa) segment;

- and Ambassador Susan Rice (United States of America) led the Liberia (Monrovia) segment.

A member of the Indian Force Police Unit of the MONUC is deployed on a security detail at the airport for the visiting Security Council delegation - Goma, DRC - May 19, 2009 - Un Photo / Marie Frechon


The composition of the mission was as follows:

Ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting (Austria)
Ambassador Michel Kafando (Burkina Faso)
Counsellor Long Zhou (China)
Ambassador Jorge Urbina (Costa Rica)
Ambassador Ranko Vilović (Croatia)
Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert (France)
Ambassador Yukio Takasu (Japan)
Ambassador Abdurrahman Shalgham (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
Ambassador Claude Heller (Mexico)
Senior Counsellor Vladimir Safronkov (Russian Federation)
Minister Fazli



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