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Communiqué of the 484th meeting of the PSC on the Boko Haram terrorist group

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 484th meeting held on 29 January 2015, at the level of Heads of State and Government, adopted the following decision on regional and international efforts to combat the Boko Haram terrorist group and the way forward:

Council:

  1. Takes note of the report of the Chairperson of the Commission on regional and international efforts to combat the Boko Haram terrorist group and the way forward [PSC/AHG/2(CDLXXIV)], as well as of the statements made by the representatives of the Member States of the Lake Chad Basin Commission – LCBC (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) and by Ghana, as the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS);

  2. Recalls its earlier pronouncements on the activities of Boko Haram and the efforts to be undertaken to neutralize this terrorist group, including communiqué PSC/PR/COMM/2. (CDXXXVI), the relevant provisions of communiqué PSC/AHG/COMM.(CDLV) and communiqué PSC/PR/ COMM.(CDLXIX) adopted at its 436th, 455th and 469th meetings held on 23 May, 2 September and 25 November 2014, respectively. Council also recalls the relevant provisions of Decision Assembly/AU/Dec.356(XXIII) adopted by the Assembly of the Union at its 23rd Ordinary Session, held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 27 to 28 June 2014;