AU Summit: Compaoré presents report on Cote d'Ivoire to AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopie (PANA) – The president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, on Friday presented his report on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire to the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa.

"I have reported the situation to the Council in my capacity as mediator in the Ivorian peace process. It’s is now up to the Council to assess the situation and take the measures it considers necessary," president Compaoré told the press at the end of the closed-door meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC).

The 11 countries on the Council continued their meeting, in the presence of the chairman of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, after the withdrawal of president Compaoré who arrived in Addis Ababa on Friday.

PSC, which is the organ on governance issues in Africa, will at the close of talks, take a decision on the Ivorian crisis exacerbated by the existence in the country of a president-elect recognised by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, and the outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo who continues to claim he won the disputed election.

The Ivorian crisis is expected to be discussed at the 16th summit of AU heads of State and government scheduled for 30-31 January on the theme: "The shared values for unity and African integration."
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28 january 2011 20:00:31




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