SENEGAL-UNITED STATES-POLITICS / Uzra Zeya: “Democracy is the basis of Senegal’s stability” – Senegalese Press Agency

SENEGAL-UNITED STATES-POLITICS / Uzra Zeya: “Democracy is the basis of Senegal’s stability” – Senegalese Press Agency
SENEGAL-UNITED STATES-POLITICS / Uzra Zeya: “Democracy is the basis of Senegal’s stability” – Senegalese Press Agency

Dakar, June 14 (APS) – The American Under-Secretary of State for Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Uzra Zeya, once again praised on Friday the Senegalese democratic model which she presents as the basis of the stability of the country.

“Senegalese democracy, whose exemplary model is representative of the will of the people, is the basis of the country’s stability,” she declared during a digital press briefing.

She was delivering her observations following her recent visits to Senegal and Guinea, where she met senior government representatives and civil society leaders from both countries.

“Senegal’s reputation as an example of democracy, tolerance and governance is well deserved. I congratulate the Senegalese people for their courage in having elected the candidate who meets their expectations, because the right to vote is the threshold of democratic freedom,” underlined Ms. Zeya.

She insisted on the fact that the Senegalese presidential election of March 24 had highlighted the strength of the country’s institutions.

“This is important and must serve as an example for the region to carry out peaceful transfers of power through free and fair elections,” the diplomat said.

Other topics relating to justice, the question of human rights and concerns related to civil security were discussed during this digital press conference.

“Senegal is a key partner in promoting peace and security in West Africa and beyond,” she argued, for example.

The American Deputy Secretary of State recalled that the cooperation between Senegal and her country had made it possible to establish “a deep civil security relationship which advances the rule of law, justice, law enforcement and border security”.

“In Senegal alone, the United States contributes $26 million per year to support security within its border and in the region,” says Ms. Zeya.

She also discussed the strategy developed by Senegal to combat human trafficking and other forms of trafficking, welcoming in particular the efforts made by the country to ensure that traffickers are held criminally accountable for their actions.

Uzra Zeya also congratulated Senegal for the welcome the country gives to refugees from the sub-region.

At the same time, she magnified the “efforts” of the new government to fight against corruption.

The American diplomat raised the prospects of greater collaboration with the Senegalese security services in the fight against money laundering, the implementation of prison reform and in the area of ​​training in the fight against drugs.

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