PSC/PR/Comm(LXXXVII) Page 1 Rev. 1 COMMUNIQUE The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 87th Meeting held on 13 August 2007, adopted the following Communiqué on the situation in The Comoros: Council, 1. Takes note of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in The Comoros and the additional information provided by the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the Commission for The Comoros and the representative of South Africa, the country coordinating the regional efforts on The Comoros, on the latest developments in the Archipelago, as well as of the statements by the representatives of the United Nations, League of Arab States, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Troop Contributing Countries (Tanzania and the Sudan); 2. Takes note also of the statement by the delegation of the Government of the Union of The Comoros; 3. Reaffirms its commitment to the unity and territorial integrity of the Union of The Comoros, the effective implementation of the institutional framework provided for by the Constitution of the Union and the restoration of the authority of the Union in Anjouan; 4. Endorses the recommendations and conclusions adopted by the Ministerial Committee of the Countries of the Region on The Comoros, under the coordination of South Africa, during its meetings held in Cape Town and Pretoria, on 19 June 2007, and from 8 to 9 July 2007, respectively; 5. Regrets that the efforts deployed within the framework of the Ministerial Committee of the Countries of the Region, adopted during their above-mentioned meetings in Cape Town and Pretoria, to resolve the crisis in The Comoros, did not receive the expected positive response from the de facto Anjouanese authorities. Council deplores the intransigence so far displayed by the de facto authorities of Anjouan and their lack of cooperation with the regional initiative on The Comoros and the Peace and Security Council;

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