Posted on December 25, 2010 by Buqaqable.net
The Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union (AU)
Ramtane Lamamra, and the Ambassador of the People’s
Republic of China in Ethiopia Gu Xiaojie on Friday signed an
Agreement on the provision of aid to the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The grant Amounting to 30 million RMB, (over 4 million U.S. dollars), will be Used to supply Equipment and materials for AMISOM.
The signing of this agreement comes in the wake of the adoption by the United Nations Security Council,
on Dec. 22, of resolution 1964(2010), in which it, inter alia, requested the Secretary- General to continue to provide
A logistical support package for AMISOM, for a maximum troop strength of 12,000, as Called for by resolution 1863 (2009).
In resolution 1964(2010), the Security Council also called on UN Member States and regional and international organizations
To make direct bilateral donations in support of AMISOM. by generously providing aid To AMISOM, the People’s Republic of China
Is responding to the call made by the United Nations Security Council and the earlier Appeal by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC)
For AU partners to support the ongoing efforts in Somalia, AU said in a statement. Gu Xiaojie reiterated China’s continued commitment
To strengthen its cooperation with the AU in the area of peace and security and to Support all endeavors in this regard.
He lauded AU’s efforts and resolve towards the promotion of peace, security and reconciliation in Somalia. Speaking on the occasion,
Commissioner Lamamra stated said that "China has, over the years, been providing Multifaceted assistance to the AU and African countries
As they strive to address the many challenges facing the continent. Today’s donation is a further testimony of China’s commitment
And its determination to contribute to the furtherance of peace and security in the continent". furthermore, Commissioner Lamamra
Avails himself of this opportunity to renew the appeal to all AU partners to provide the requisite support to AMISOM as it enters a new phase of its deployment.
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