NEW YORK, February 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 6 February, at its second formal meeting, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held an exchange of views on the implementation of the arms embargo imposed pursuant to paragraph 54 of the resolution with the representatives to the United Nations of the Central African Republic and its neighbouring States Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South sudan and Sudan.
The Chair of the Committee encouraged the invited representatives to continue to engage with the Committee with a view to addressing the challenges that they face in monitoring and enforcing the embargo on the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the Central African republic, from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, spare parts, technical assistance, training, financial or other assistance.
The Chair also highlighted paragraph 42 of resolution 2134 (2014) of 28 January, by which the Security Council called upon Member States to report to the Committee within 90 days from the adoption of the resolution on the steps they have taken with a view to implementing effectively paragraph 54 of resolution 2127 (2013) (the arms embargo) and paragraphs 30 (assets freeze) and 32 (travel ban) of resolution 2134 (2014).
In this context, the Chair underlined that the close cooperation of the Central African Republic and the neighbouring States, and their continued collaboration with the Committee was essential towards the full and effective implementation of the sanctions regime.
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