1.  Takes note of the briefing made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security on the evolving situation in Guinea Bissau, as well as of the briefing by the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations and Angola, as Chair of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP); 

2.  Recalls  its  earlier communiqués  on  the  situation  in Guinea  Bissau,  and  commends ECOWAS for the efforts deployed to address the situation in the country;


3.  Encourages ECOWAS  to  pursue  its  efforts,  in  close  coordination  with  the  other relevant  international  actors,  notably the  CPLP,  the  African Union, the United Nations  and the European Union, towards the implementation of the decisions relating to the return to constitutional order in Guinea Bissau;


4.  Commends  the  Government  of  the  Republic  of  Angola  for  the  role  played  by MISSANG, and encourages it to continue its contribution to the process for a way out from the crisis. Council also commends the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for its contribution to the ongoing efforts of ECOWAS in Guinea Bissau 


5.  welcomes the ongoing consultations towards the early convening of a meeting of the International Contact Group on Guinea Bissau;


6.  Decides to remain actively seized of the matter. 

Posted by Tchioffo Kodjo

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