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24.01.2005 General News

Ghana to host meeting on Non-Aggression Pact

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Accra, Jan. 24, GNA - Ghana will on Tuesday host a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the African Union Committee on the Non-Aggression Pact and Common Defence and Security in Africa.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Accra on Monday said the purpose of the day's meeting would be to prepare a document on issues relating to non-aggression, common defence and security of the Continent, which would be submitted to President John Agyekum Kufuor.

He would in turn present the final document to his colleague Heads of State forming the Committee at their forthcoming session in Abuja, Nigeria, scheduled for January 30 to January 31.

President Kufuor is Chairman of the Committee of Heads of State and Government established to examine issues relating to non-aggression, common defence and common security in Africa.

Members of the Committee are the Heads of State of Algeria; Republic of Congo; Ethiopia and South Africa. It also has Mozambique, the immediate past Chairman of the Africa Union and Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission as Ex-Officio Members.

The statement said the meeting was originally to have taken place in the margins of the recently concluded 23rd Meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council held in Gabon.

However, it was postponed and rescheduled for Accra on January 25.

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