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Mauritania invites the African Union to observe the presidential elections on June 6  
In a letter sent today to the President of the Executive Council of the African Union in Addis Ababa by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Mohamed-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Mauritania has formally invited the African Union to observe the presidential elections to be held in Mauritania on 6 June 2009.

Under the holding of an election free, transparent and under international observation, as specified in the Road Map adopted by the majority of both Houses of Parliament mauritanien last January 9, Mauritania will allow observers the African Union.

Noting "the positive evolution of the political situation in Mauritania and informing them of the recent holding of the General of Democracy, which took place from 27 December to 6 January last, and who had collected some two thousand people, and announced January 29 that the creation of an Independent National Electoral Commission, the Mauritanian Minister stated in the letter to the Union that this invitation is in the spirit of constructive engagement which has always guided the cooperation between the African Union and our country. "

Mauritania had been received on 26 January a letter similar to the European Union inviting also observe the elections next June.

This initiative comes as mauritanienne during the general debate of the meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, involving the foreign ministers of member countries of the AU, the Minister Delegate in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, who heads the delegation, asked the African Union to support the electoral process mauritanien to get involved in these elections in order to "contribute to ensuring full Transparency ..

The Algerian Minister of appeal was followed by the Libyan Minister, Senegalese and Gambian, and the Chairman of the Executive Council, the Foreign Minister of Tanzania, Bernard Membe, who also called the Union 's involved in the preparations for these elections so that Mauritania finds its place within the African Union summit next July which will be held in Madagascar.

The meeting of the Executive Board in preparation of the summit of Heads of States, began on January 29 and closes today 30 January.
Source: AMI/PMD  


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