SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS IVORIAN PARTIES COMPLY SCRUPULOUSLY WITH PEACE PROCESS TIMETABLE AGREED TO IN PRETORIA 29 JUNE

6 July 2005
SC/8436

SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS IVORIAN PARTIES COMPLY SCRUPULOUSLY WITH PEACE PROCESS TIMETABLE AGREED TO IN PRETORIA 29 JUNE

6/7/2005
Press ReleaseSC/8436

SECURITY COUNCIL DEMANDS IVORIAN PARTIES COMPLY SCRUPULOUSLY

WITH PEACE PROCESS TIMETABLE AGREED TO IN PRETORIA 29 JUNE

The Security Council this morning, noting with interest the Declaration on the implementation of the Pretoria Agreement on the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire, signed on 29 June 2005 in Pretoria under the auspices of the African Union Mediator, President Thabo Mbeki, demanded scrupulous compliance by all signatories and all Ivorian parties concerned with the agreed timetable. 

Through a presidential statement read out by the Council President for the month, Adamantios Th. Vassilakis (Greece), the Council welcomed the efforts by the African Union Mediation, so that the forthcoming elections in Côte d’Ivoire were credible and held as planned.  It reiterated its full support to the African Union Mediator. 

The Council affirmed its readiness, in close consultation with the African Union Mediation, to implement individual sanctions provided for in paragraphs 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004) against those who did not comply with those commitments or constituted an obstacle to their full implementation.

The meeting began at 10:15 a.m. and was adjourned at 10:19 a.m.

The full text of the presidential statement, to be issued as S/PRST/2005/28, reads as follows:

“The Security Council has taken note with interest of the Declaration on the implementation of the Pretoria Agreement on the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire signed on 29 June 2005 in Pretoria under the auspices of the African Union Mediator, President Thabo Mbeki.

“The Security Council welcomes the efforts undertaken by the African Union Mediation so that the forthcoming elections in Côte d’Ivoire are credible and held as planned, and reiterates its full support to the African Union Mediator.

“The Security Council recalls that it has endorsed the Pretoria Agreement signed on 6 April 2005.

“The Security Council demands that all the signatories to this Agreement and all the Ivorian parties concerned implement fully and without delay all the commitments made with the African Union Mediation and comply scrupulously with the timetable agreed on 29 June 2005 in Pretoria.

“The Security Council affirms that it stands ready, in close consultation with the African Union Mediation, to implement individual sanctions provided for in paragraphs 9 and 11 of resolution 1572 (2004) against those who do not comply with these commitments or constitute an obstacle to their full implementation.”

* *** *

For information media. Not an official record.