José Ramos Horta arrived at dawn to Bissau, to occupy the chair of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the country. Ramos Horta believes that more support is needed from the international community for the Guinean people.
The former President of East Timor, he began the day with a greeting ceremony with Guinean authorities. The Nobel Peace Prize was confident, and guaranteed that he will work with all the elements of society to develop programs of development, with a focus on the country’s youth.
In January of this year the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, appointed Ramos-Horta his representative for Guinea-Bissau. He replaced Rwandan Joseph Mutaboba as head of the UN Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau – UNIOGBIS .