SUDAN WATCH: AU, EC meeting today underlined urgent need for Darfur peace deal - EU's African Peace Facility fund supports AMIS

Thursday, March 02, 2006

AU, EC meeting today underlined urgent need for Darfur peace deal - EU's African Peace Facility fund supports AMIS

African Union press release March 1, 2006 via AllAfrica March 2, 2006 - excerpt:

As regards Darfur, the meeting underlined the urgent need for a rapid and successful conclusion to the Abuja Talks. The EU called for a quick resolution on the future of AMIS, including a possible transition to the UN, as will be considered at the proposed Ministerial Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on 10 March 2006.

The meeting took note of the difficulty of sustaining funding for AMIS, including through the existing African Peace Facility resources, which will expire shortly. The EU indicated its willingness to continue its support to AMIS within the framework of the resolution referred to above.

Update: March 3 2006 AngolaPress EU wants AMIS placed under UN command

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