Libyan press hails Arusha talks on Burundi

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, Al Chams, has lauded the outcome of the latest sub regional summit in Arusha, Tanzania on the peace process in Burundi.
Describing the development as "another victory for Africa," Al Chams affirmed in an editorial that the will for a new lease in an era of globalisation "triumphed in Arusha and demonstrates that Africans can embark on the real battles facing the continent, particularly the battle for development".
The paper intimated that Africa had demonstrated once again that it was capable of handling its conflicts, and restoring as well as guaranteeing peace and stability.
Al Chams noted that African leaders, who met last Monday in Arusha were perfectly aware of the dangers awaiting the continent and the need to put an end to its conflicts.
The editorial enjoined Africans to place the continent's interests among their priorities, asserting that without real peace and stability Africa cannot overcome impediments on its bid for development.
The Arusha meeting concluded that the incumbent President Pierre Buyoya (a Tutsi) lead the first half of Burundi's 3-year transitional government with a Hutu, Domitien Ndayizeye of the Burundi Democratic Front (FRODEBU), as Vice President.

27 july 2001 20:18:00




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