Meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union ,
at the Heads of State and Government level
 
 
 
 

GENERAL  PROGRAMME

 

MONDAY, 10 JANUARY 2005

10:00hrs  : Official opening of the Peace and Security Council

  • Statement by H.E. El Hadj Omar BONGO ONDIMBA, President of the Gabonese Republic
  • Statement by H.E. Prof. Alpha Oumar KONARE, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union
  • Statement by H.E. Chief Olusegun OBANSANJO, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Current Chairman of the African Union.
10:30hrs   : Council Session chaired by H.E. El Hadj Omar BONGO ONDIMBA, President of the Gabonese Republic.


Theme : Côte d’Ivoire

PARTICIPANTS

Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation of 15 Member States of the Peace and Security Council.
INVITED GUESTS
Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS Member States.
OBSERVERS
1.                  7 Representatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
2.                  United Nations Representative
3.                  Representative of the Francophonie (OIF)

PROCEEDINGS

1.                  Introduction by H.E. Chief Olusegun OBANSANJO, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Current Chairperson of the African Union.
2.                  Report of H.E. Mr. Thabo MBEKI, President of the Republic of South Africa (Mediator)
3.                  Statement by the Representative of the United Nations
4.                  Statement by the Representative of the Francophonie
5.                  Statement by the President of Côte d’Ivoire.
Questions and Answers (in the presence of all Invited Guests/Observers);
Discussions in the presence of invited Heads of State of ECOWAS (the President of Côte d’Ivoire will not participate in this discussions, in accordance with the Rules), representatives of the RECs, the United Nations and the Francophonie;
Closed Session of members of the Peace and Security Council only, in the presence of Representatives of the RECs (the other Invited Guests and Observers will not attend).

14:00hrs
       :           Break
16:00hrs     :             Council Session Chaired by H.E. El Hadj Omar Bongo ONDIMBA, President of the Gabonese Republic.

Theme
:       DRC – Rwanda
PARTICIPANTS
                        Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation of 15 members of the Peace and Security Council
INVITED GUESTS
1.      H.E. Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
2.      H.E. Major General Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo
3.      H.E. Mr. Paul Kagamé, President of the Republic of Rwanda
OBSERVERS
1.                  Seven(7) Representatives of the RECs
2.                  Representative of the United Nations
PROCEEDINGS
o       Introduction by H.E. Chief Olusegun Obansanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Current Chairperson of the African  Union
o       Report of the Commission
o       Statement by the Representative of the United Nations
o       Statement by H.E. Major General Joseph Kabila, President of the Republic of Congo
o       Statement by H.E. Mr. Paul Kagamé, President of the Republic of Rwanda
o       Statement by H/E. Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
o       Statement by H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, Current Chairman of ECCAS.
Questions and Answers (in the presence of all Invited Guests/Observers).
Discussions in the presence of H.E. Mr. Benjamin Mkapa, President of the United Republic of Tanzania (the Presidents of the DRC and Rwanda will not participate in the discussions, in accordance with the Rules) and Representatives of the RECs and the United Nations.
Closed Session with members of the Peace and Security only, in the presence of the Representatives of the RECs (other Invited Guests and Observers will not attend).
            -           End of discussions
            -           Free evening (various meetings).
TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY 2005
09:00hrs     :             Council Session chaired by H.E. El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic.
Theme:          Darfur (The Sudan)
PARTICIPANTS
                        Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation of Member States of the Peace and Security Council.
INVITED GUESTS
                        President of Chad (Co-Mediator)
OBSERVERS
1.                  Seven Representatives of the RECs
2.                  Representative of the United Nations
3.                  Representative of the League of Arab States      
4.                  Representative of the European Union
5.                  Representative of the United States of America
PROCEEDINGS
o       Introduction by H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Current Chairperson of the African Union
o       Report of the Commission
o       Statement by the Representative of the United Nations
o       Statement by the Representative of the League of Arab States
o       Statement by H.E. Mr. Omar Hassan Ahmed Elbashir, President of The Sudan.
Questions and Answers (in the presence of Invited Guests/Observers).
Discussion in the presence of the President of Chad (the President of The Sudan will not participate in the discussions, in accordance with the regulations), Representatives of the RECs, the United Nations and the League of Arab States.
Closed Session of members of the Peace and Security Council only (without The Sudan) in the presence of the Representatives of the RECs (other invited guests and observers will not attend)
12:00hrs:                  Press Conference
13:00hrs:                  Lunch
Afternoon                 Departure of Delegations
INVITED GUESTS (1+3)
1.                  Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS Member States
2.                  President of the Republic of South Africa (Mediator)
3.                  President of the Republic of Chad (Co-Mediator)
4.                  President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
5.                  President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
6.                  President of the Democratic Republic of Congo
7.                  President of the Republic of Rwanda
8.                  President of the Republic of The Sudan
9.                  President of the Republic of Congo, Chairman of ECCAS
PARTICIPANTS      (1+3)
-           15 Heads of State and Government and Heads of Delegation of Member States of the Peace and Security Council
OBSERVERS (1+1)
1.                  Representatives of the Regional Economic Communities
2.                  Representative of the United Nations
3.                  Representative of the Francophonie
4.                  Representative of the League of Arab States