PSC/PR/COMM.(CCXIX) Page 2 and comprising of former Presidents Abdulsalami A. Abubakar and Pierre Buyoya, in Juba, on 2 March 2010, by fifteen Sudanese political parties, including the SPLA, of an Electoral Code of Conduct (ECoC), which commits the parties and candidates to promote voter education and to cooperate with national and international electoral monitors, as well as of a Declaration of Common Commitments (DoCC), which support peaceful and democratic change in the Sudan. Council further welcomes the signing, in Khartoum, on 8 March 2010, by the National Congress Party (NCP), of the ECoC and the DoCC. Council calls on all parties to scrupulously implement the commitments made. Council commends the AUHIP and encourages it to pursue its efforts, and welcomes the steps being taken by the Commission to deploy a team of long term monitors to follow up and assist in the implementation of the ECoC; 7. Welcomes the Communiqué of the 14th Extra-Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the Sudan Peace Process, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 March 2010. In this regard, Council calls for close cooperation between the AU and IGAD in the observation of the forthcoming elections; 8. Decides to remain seized of the matter.