Sirte summit congratulates Blair

Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The African Union summit, whose proceedings ended in Sirte (Central Libya) Tuesday, has congratulated British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government for taking measures to support Africa's efforts to develop, reduce poverty and to create prosperity under the Commission for Africa's proposals.
Commenting on the Blair-led Commission for Africa report, the summit said the document complemented previous initiatives on Africa like the NEPAD strategic plan of the African Commission and the G8 plan of action for Africa adopted in Kananaskis, Canada.
The summit, which fully supported the recommendations contained in the Blair report, fully committed itself to embracing Africa's future and development, including fundamental issues related to good governance, peace and security, regional integration and all major development issues.
African leaders thus launched a pressing appeal to the G8 summit, scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 July in Gleneagles, Scotland, to fully adopt the recommendations of the Commission for Africa for urgent implementation.
In this regard, the summit mandated the African Union Commission to monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Commission for Africa's report and to report to the African leaders during their annual sessions.

05 july 2005 18:48:00

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