Libya Pays OAU contributions For Seven States

TRIPOLI- Libya (PANA) -- Libya Monday night presented a 4.
5 million US dollars cheque to clear the contribution arrears of seven states indebted to the Organisation of African Unity over the years.
"From today onwards, no state will be deprived of its right to take the floor or to vote," the Libyan leader, Col.
Moammar Kadhafi, said as he handed the cheque to OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim, during the opening of the council of ministers meeting preparing the OAU's fourth extraordinary summit slated for Wednesday and Thursday in Sirte.
The debtor nations were the Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe and the Seychelles.
They were under statutory sanctions for having accumulated the equivalent of two years of contribution to the OAU's ordinary budget.
Once sanctioned, a member state loses the right to speak or vote during the organisation's meetings or field candidates for OAU posts.

07 september 1999 09:29:00

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