Kadhafi calls for a genuine African Union

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The guide of the Libyan revolution, Col.
Moammar Kadhafi has called for the proclamation of a genuine African Union similar to the European Union and the United States of America.
He would also like for the AU to have a unified capital city, permanent headquarters and a president who would be free of any pressure, elected for a sufficient term and entrusted with large powers that would allow him to realise concrete projects for Africans.
Kadhafi made the call in an address to a delegation of African academics this week in Tripoli, and warned against the proclaiming an African Union that would be a replica of the Organisation of African Union.
"The African Union that we hope for," he says, "must be an efficient and stable community, endowed with strong institutions enjoying powers that allow them to fully play their roles in the development and changes of the African continent for it to emerge from under-development, ignorance and diseases.
" Kadhafi pleaded for good understanding of the idea of the African Union, its basic institutions and laws.
He called for the sensitisation and mobilisation of all Africans on the actuality and the scope of the Union and the fundamental changes that it is intended to bring to Africa's social, political and economic life.
African leaders are expected to proclaim the African Union at their annual summit next month in Durban, South Africa.

02 june 2002 21:28:00




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