PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL 207TH AT THE LEVEL OF THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

Niger

Date | 29, OCTOBER 2009
ABUJA, NIGERIA

COMMUNIQUÉ

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 207TH MEETING OF THE PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 207th meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, at the level of Heads of State and Government, on 29 October 2009, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Republic of Niger:

Council,

1. Takes  note  of  the  briefings  by  ECOWAS  and  the  AU  Commission  on  the  latest developments in the situation in Niger;

2. Endorses the decisions on the situation in Niger adopted by the Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held in Abuja, on 17 October 2009, and commends the efforts deployed by ECOWAS towards finding a speedy and consensual solution to the crisis in Niger. Council also commends the initiatives taken by the Chairperson of the Commission to help resolve the crisis;

3. Requests the Chairperson of the Commission to intensify his efforts and to continue to work closely with ECOWAS to facilitate the speedy resolution of the crisis in Niger and the democratic functioning of the institutions of the country, with the participation and support of all political forces of Niger;

4. Further requests the Chairperson of the Commission to report to it, within a month, on developments in Niger and the outcome of his efforts and those of ECOWAS;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.