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UN authorizes transfer of additional peacekeeping forces to Cote d'Ivoire

11-25-2010 15:00 BJT

UN authorizes transfer of additional peacekeeping forces to Cote d'Ivoire

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution allowing the transfer of additional UN peacekeeping forces to Cote d'Ivoire.

The 15-member Council authorized UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon to redeploy three infantry companies and an aviation unit comprised of two military utility helicopters from the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to the UN peacekeeping mission in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI).

The decision comes ahead of the planned run-off elections scheduled to take place in the West African country on Nov. 28.

The draft resolution determined that "the situation in Cote d' Ivoire continues to pose a threat to international peace and security in the region."

Cote d'Ivoire's presidential elections have been delayed since 2005 due to tension between the rebel-held north of the country and the south, which engaged in civil war beginning in 2002.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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