Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Annan welcomes AU's latest decision on Darfur 2006-05-17 02:46:43

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday welcomed the latest communique on peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan, which is released by the African UnionPeace and Security Council.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Annan welcomed the communique of the African Union Peace and Security Council meetingheld in Addis Ababa on Monday.
He was pleased that the meeting adopted a forward-looking agenda for war-affected Darfur that emphasized immediate measures to address the crisis.
The secretary-general is also pleased by the decision of the Commission to take concrete steps to bring about the transition toa UN peacekeeping operation from the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) now monitoring the area.

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