Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Frontline States to Form Peace Overseer Committee
ADDIS ABABA, 12 FEB 2003--A committee to oversee the implementation of last year's Declaration on Cessation of Hostilities in Somalia, is to be set up with immediate effect, by foreign ministers of three frontline states on Somalia peace discussions.

The committee, agreed upon by ministers Kalonzo Musyoka of Kenya, Abdi Farah of Djibouti and Hamad Bashir of Ethiopia, will be entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring any violations of the declaration, and taking appropriate action. The decision was reached at in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at a meeting during last week's African Union (AU) Summit (February 3-4).

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