EUFOR Tchad/RCA: handover ceremony EU/UN

Type: Report   Reference: I-060877   Duration: 10:30:57  Lieu:
End production: 15/03/2009   First transmission: 15/03/2009
In March 2009, the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) took over the military and security responsibilities of the European Union Force (EUFOR), in accordance with Security Council resolution 1861 of 14 January 2009. The event was marked by a ceremony in Abéché.

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10:28:15 Title 00:00:04
10:28:20 Soldiers preparing for ceremony (3 shots) 00:00:14
10:28:34 Weapons and flags (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:28:49 African MINURCAT soldiers (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:28:57 Arrival of Bernard Kouchner, French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, at the ceremony 00:00:08
10:29:05 Irish soldiers 00:00:05
10:29:10 Arrival of the UN delegation 00:00:07
10:29:17 Brigadier General Jean-Philippe Ganascia, EUFOR Tchad/RCA Commander, inspecting EUFOR troops (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:29:28 Soldiers with flags 00:00:05
10:29:33 Brigadier General Jean-Philippe Ganascia shaking hands with the new MINURCAT Commander 00:00:11
10:29:44 UN flag being hoisted (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:29:54 Soldier taking off his beret 00:00:04
10:29:58 EUFOR shoulder badge replaced by MINURCAT badge 00:00:06
10:30:04 Irish soldiers putting on their blue berets, audio command "re-hat" 00:00:09
10:30:13 Polish soldiers with UN hats 00:00:05
10:30:18 African UN soldiers 00:00:04
10:30:22 General view of the press conference 00:00:04
10:30:26 Soundbite by Torben Brylle, EU Special Representative for Sudan and for Operation EUFOR Tchad/RCA, (in ENGLISH): we have accomplished very successfully an operation which has paved the way for the United Nations to be deployed in the East of Chad and Central African Republic; we experienced an historic moment; the collaboration between ourselves and the UN has been working very well; I hope and believe that this also constitutes a model for collaboration in the future; of course there are still challenges to be addressed and this is why the UN is getting in there now. 00:00:31
10:30:57 Soundbite by Bernard Kouchner (in FRENCH): the result of one year of work: one year of protection of refugees and displaced persons, a very difficult installation and a protection which has never been completed. 00:00:12
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