PSC/PR/Comm. (VI)
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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE PEACE
AND SECURITY COUNCIL
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), meeting
in its sixth session, on 29 April 2004, adopted the following
communiqué:
A.

ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA

The Peace and Security Council:
1.
Calls upon the Somali leaders to demonstrate increased
commitment to enable the early and successful conclusion of the
Somalia National Reconciliation Conference at Mbagathi, Kenya.
Council stresses the fact that Africa and the international
community at large would not understand that the ongoing efforts
to reach an inclusive solution be yet thwarted by the lack of
cooperation of some leaders and factions;
2.
Welcomes the decision of the IGAD Facilitation Committee to
proceed to Phase III of the Reconciliation Conference at Mbagathi
and, for that purpose, to convene a Ministerial Meeting. In this
respect, Council urges all members of the Facilitation Committee to
participate in that Meeting at the appropriate ministerial level;
3.
Encourages the IGAD countries to display the level of
cohesion required to facilitate the conclusion of the Reconciliation
Conference;
4.
Urges the international community to continue to provide the
financial resources needed to ensure the early and successful
conclusion of the Reconciliation Conference;
5.
Reiterates the need for all AU Member States, in particular
the countries of the region, and the other neighboring countries, to
scrupulously adhere to the UN Security Council resolutions on the
arms embargo on Somalia and urges them to extend full
cooperation to the UN Monitoring Group. In this respect, Council
requests the Commission, in consultation with IGAD and its
Member States, to take all actions deemed appropriate to enhance
the implementation of the arms embargo;

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