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AU endorses roadmap for peace and security in Libya

Heads of State at the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit, on Thursday endorsed a roadmap for peace and Security to ensure perpetual unity in Libya and other countries experiencing political skirmishes.

They have also called on NATO and other international organisations engaged in airstrikes in Libya to immediately discontinue the acts and rather to forge ahead for unity between Leader Gadaffi and the rebels.

Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, who briefed Ghanaian Journalists after a night-long closed door session, said members also commended Guinea, Niger and the Ivory Coast for adopting redemptive measures for democracy and its tenets of good governance and the rule of law.

Vice President Mahama, who led the Ghanaian delegation for the Summit, was part of the leaders that endorsed the roadmap of immediate ceasefire in Egypt and the entire North African sub-region, delivery of humanitarian support to Libya and political reforms to address issues in the region.

The Foreign Minister said the Libyan problem was an African one, and therefore demanded the efforts of Africans to solve alongside other intercontinental interventionists.

The situation, he added, was expected to change with the endorsement and adoption of some resolutions and called for collaborative efforts among member states to clear the Libyan hurdle and others that were simmering in the Region.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said members expressed satisfaction at the democratic progress of Egypt, Tunisia and events that led to the successful referendum on the secession of Sudan into two different countries.

Alhaji Mumuni said the delegates were gratified at the transitional progress of Somalia and expressed the hope that with time the country would regain her past glories that she had among her neighbours and collaborators.

He said a high level delegation dispatched to Libya for the negotiations between the leader and the rebels was still on the ground to ensure the implementation of the roadmap and the resolutions.

Alhaji Mumuni added that the Heads of state expressed concern at the wanton destruction of property and loss of lives and called for dialogue that would curb the atrocities and disturbances in the North African country.

Source: GNA

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