The Ministers reiterated their concern over the continued flow of weapons and ammunition supplies to Somalia, commended the work of the Monitoring Group established pursuant to resolution 1519 (2003) of 16 December 2003, and called on relevant states and entities to comply scrupulously with the arms embargo and to cooperate with the Monitoring Group.
The Ministers called upon the International Community to recognize and support fully the new Government that will result from the peace conference.
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
The Ministers welcomed Security Council Resolution 1506 (2003) of 12 September 2003, by which the sanctions imposed on Libya was permanently lifted and commend the constructive efforts that Libya undertook in order to reach this positive result. They reiterated their demand for the lifting of all unilateral sanctions imposed against Libya as a means of political coercion in contravention of UN resolutions, in particular the GA Resolution 57/5 of 16 October 2002 and acknowledge Libya’s right for compensation for human and material damages caused by these sanctions.
The Ministers welcomed with satisfaction the continuing peace and process of reconciliation in Angola, which adds to the stability and development of the Southern and Central African regions as well as the African continent as a whole. They further encouraged the people of Angola to participate fully in the existing democratic structures in view of the impending elections.
The Ministers urged the international community, particularly the international financial institutions, to lend their much-needed support to mitigate the current humanitarian situation, to assist with the post-war reconstruction and to accelerate the economic recovery of Angola, and expressed their support to the holding of an International Round- Table Conference with the objective of mobilising funds.
The Ministers reiterated the support of the Movement for the efforts of the United Nations to organise and supervise an impartial, free and fair referendum in accordance with the Settlement Plan, the Houston Agreements and with relevant Security Council and United Nations resolutions.
The Ministers reaffirmed their support for the Peace Plan for Self-Determination of the People of Western Sahara as an optimum political solution on the basis of agreement between the two parties.
The Ministers reaffirmed also their strong support for the efforts of the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy in order to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution to the dispute over Western Sahara.
The Ministers called upon all the parties and the States of the region to cooperate fully