Sharm El Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- African ministers failed to reach a definite com promise on Zimbabwe and asked the continental leadership of the African Union (A U ) to take a stand on President Robert Mugabe's legitimacy crisis.
President Mugabe, who took oath of office for his sixth presidential term Sunday , said he was preparing to travel to Egypt for the AU summit.
The continent's 53 foreign ministers, meeting for an extended day to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe and a host of other issues, ruled that a solution to the Z imbabwean crisis could only be found at the end of the Summit.
"We have made recommendations to the Heads of State on the situation in Zimbabwe .
These recommendations would be discussed and we will see what happens either M o nday or Tuesday, allow me to end this topic there," said Tanzanian Foreign Minis t er Bernard Membe after the ministers concluded their talks.
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, chaired a rare high-profile segment of the Pe ace and Security (PSC) meeting to discuss conflicts in Africa in a parley largel y overshadowed by the crisis in Zimbabwe.
The African Ministers, however, proffered a list of recommendations on Zimbabwe.
It was not immediately clear if any of the recommendations could lead to an imme diate solution to the growing legitimacy crisis facing Zimbabwe.