Kadhafi insists conflicts must end within CEN-SAD

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader, Col.
Moammar Kadhafi Thursday insisted on the need to end the conflicts which have destabilised, blocked development and dissipated the energies of "our populations and made the issue of security dreadful, thus cause the region to spend on wars and defence to the detriment of development".
Speaking here at the opening session of the Community of Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)'s eight summit of leaders and heads of state and government, Kadhafi expressed dismay to see Africans wilfully plunge into the turmoil of conflicts facing the continent.
He observed that that plot could be instigated by the enemy in order to undermine development efforts on the continent to make it devote its potentialities to financing conflicts to the neglect of health, education, industry, agriculture and other development sectors.
Kadhafi told the summit that outside forces in the North are working towards making the continent their poultry-yard, a mine for their industries and to make Africans their slaves.
"In their attempts to achieve their goals, these forces do not hesitate to plunge Africa into conflicts," he emphasised.
The Libyan Leader accused elements inside in the continent of conniving with foreign designs aimed at fanning conflicts on the continent, citing the challenging of elections and rebellions against elected presidents.
Kadhafi, therefore, urged to work hard in order to put an end to conflicts in some hot regions within the CEN-SAD space as in Darfur, the Sudanese-Chadian border, Côte d'Ivoire and Somalia.
He also stressed the need to end the border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea by drawing their borders.
He called on Ethiopia to join CEN-SAD in order to fulfil the integration of the whole Horn of Africa in this organisation.
The Libyan Leader proposed that CEN-SAD observer teams be sent to implement the decision of the African mini-summit on easing tension between Chad and Sudan held in Tripoli on 8 February in order to assess the realities on the ground at the border between Chad and Sudan and set the responsibilities to end accusations from either side.
Meanwhile, Kadhafi announced that Chadian President, Idriss Deby, has welcomed this proposal in a phone conversation he had with him.

01 juin 2006 18:42:00

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