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AU/SADC statement on the Zimbabwe facilitation process
October 08, 2008
The African Union (AU)
and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) commend President
Kgalema Motlanthe and the Government of the Republic of South Africa
for reaffirming their support to the continued role of former President
Thabo Mbeki as the SADC mandated mediator in the Zimbabwe inter-
party political dialogue.
our appreciation of the tireless efforts of President Mbeki, which
culminated in the signing of the Agreement
on resolving the challenges facing Zimbabwe, at a ceremony held
in Harare on 15 September 2008, and express our confidence in his
ability to assist the Zimbabwean parties to effectively implement
the commitments they have entered into.
We encourage the parties
to live up to the expectations of the people of Zimbabwe and the
international community by fully and faithfully implementing the
Agreement they have reached, in particular through the early establishment
of a new Government of as provided therein.
As guarantors of the
implementation of the Agreement, both the AU and SADC will spare
no effort in supporting its full and effective implementation.
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