MINURCAT hosts Russian Special Representative
N'Djamena, 20 October 2009 – The President of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Sudan, Mr. Margelov, visited the installations and leadership of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT). Mr. Margelov was named in December 2008 to coordinate efforts by the Russian Federation to resolve the Darfur conflict.
Mr. Margelov met with the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Chad, Mr. Victor Angelo, and travelled to Abeche in eastern Chad where he visited the Russian military contingent of the MINURCAT Force. Russia contributes 117 peacekeepers and 4 helicopters to the UN mission in Chad.