The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the support of the AU to the efforts of the Mediator, President Blaise Compaore. He encourages the parties in Guinea to persevere in their efforts for the speedy return to constitutional order.
The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the commitment of the AU, in collaboration with ECOWAS, in particular within the framework of the International Contact Group on Guinea, and with the support of its partners within the international community, to continue to support and accompany the process of return to constitutional order, on the basis of relevant decisions of the AU Peace and Security Council and ECOWAS.
The progress thus made constitutes a significant contribution to the realization of the objectives of the Year of Peace and Security, proclaimed by the Special Session of the Assembly of the Union held in Tripoli on 31 August 2009. One of the objectives of the Year, whose motto is "Make Peace Happen," is to give new impetus to efforts to promote peace, security and stability in Africa.
Addis Ababa, 16 January 2010