Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Rounding off a three-day visit to the Comoros after a s econd meeting with President Ahmed Sambi, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Secu r ity, Ramtane Lamamra, left Moroni, the Comoran capital, to return to Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, PANA reported from here.
"We have agreed, through our contacts, to resume a dialogue which will develop a consensual timeline for the implementation of the rotating presidency of the ar c hipelago by preparing elections through steps known to all," he said as he left t he palace of Beit Salam.
According to the AU Commissioner, President Sambi has to take the initiative to hold a dialogue with the governors of the three Islands that make up the Union o f Comoros (Anjouan, Grande Comore and Moheli) with the African Union as facilitat o r.
Urging Comorian people to adopt "a timetable agreed by all and which takes into account the concerns of all parties in line with constitutional processes", Lama m ra stressed the need to "iron out misunderstandings particularly the fundamental issue of the respect for the rotating presidency.
"Moheli has the right to exercise or to get one of its daughters or sons to the highest office, " according to Commissioner Lamamra who stayed in Moheli Friday, where he met with all political stakeholders of the Island.
The Congress' decision, taken on 1 March which has scheduled the presidential po lls for 27 November, 2011, has plunged the Islands into a new political crisis a s political opponents of Sambi considered it as a ploy by the incumbent president to stay in power for 18 more months.