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Portugal, welcomes national unity government

Portugal said on Tuesday that now cabinet posts had been agreed for a national unity government in Guinea Bissau, it was time to begin rebuilding the country, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported yesterday. Portugal’s assistant secretary for foreign affairs, Luis Amado, told Lusa that Tuesday’s agreement between the self-styled Military Junta and the government was timely since the political and military impasse could not have gone on much longer. Portugal, the former colonial power in Guinea Bissau, was instrumental in getting rival factions to sue for peace.

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