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Mar 1, 2011

Government committed to peace in Africa

H. E. President John Evans Atta Mills has reiterated Ghana’s commitment towards ensuring peace in Africa through dialogue and the strengthening of institutions responsible for the integration of the continent.

He adds that Ghana attaches great importance to peace on the continent and will do everything in her power, to ensure that the crisis in Somalia, which started as a civil war, is resolved amicably.

 President Mills made these remarks in Accra, at the opening of a three-day conference on the role of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in support of the implementation of the Djibouti Peace Process for Somalia.

 He, therefore, called on the international community to renew its efforts towards achieving political stability in Somalia, saying, “Past failures should not curtail our resolve but rather strengthen us to bring peace to the people of Somalis.”

 The Djibouti Peace Process is an African Union (AU) initiative that recognises the importance of putting together an inclusive Somali government and takes into account the importance of the history, culture, clan and sub-clan relations that have driven the conflict in Somalia for the past 20 years, whilst AMISOM is a regional peacekeeping mission operated by the AU with the approval of the United Nations.

 Source: ISD