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AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE
PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
7 FEBRUARY 2005
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
PSC/PR/Comm. (XXIV)

COMMUNIIQUE
PSC/PR/Comm. (XXIV)

COMMUNIQUE OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), meeting at
its 24th meeting, on 7 February 2005, adopted the following communiqué:
A. ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASSEMBLY DECISION ON
SOMALIA

Council,
1. Takes note of Decision Assembly/AU/Dec.65(IV) adopted by the 4th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 30 to 31 January 2005;

2. Welcomes the commitment of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda to provide troops and/or equipment for the deployment of an IGAD Peace Support Mission to provide security support to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia;

3. Authorizes IGAD to deploy a Peace Support Mission in Somalia to provide security support to the TFG, in order to ensure its relocation to Somalia, guarantee the sustenance of the outcome of the IGAD peace process, and assist with the reestablishment of peace and security, including the training of the police and the army;

4. Requests the Commission, in collaboration with the IGAD Secretariat,to provide support and assistance towards the deployment of the IGAD Peace Support Mission in Somalia;

5. Calls upon the AU Member States, the European Union, the United Nations, the League of Arab States and the international community at large to provide support for the IGAD Peace Support Mission to be deployed in Somalia, pending the deployment of an AU Peace Support Mission;


6. Requests the Commission of the African Union to expeditiously provide the relevant details for the envisaged deployment of an AU Peace Support Mission in Somalia, as requested by the PSC at its 22nd Meeting, held on 5 January 2005.

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