Resoluttion on the Comorian Island of Mayotte

CM/Res.780 (XXXV)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of Africa Unity meeting in its Thirty- fifth Ordinary Session in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 18 to 28 June, 1980,

Taking note of the Report of the Secretary-General on the question of the Comorian Island of Mayotte in document CM/1040 (XXXV) Part II,

Taking note of the discussions held between the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros and the Government of the Republic of France,

Recalling the resolution adopted on the question at its previous ordinary session namely the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, Twenty-ninth, Thirty-first and Thirty-third:

  1. REAFFIRMS the sovereignty of the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros of the Island of Mayotte;

  1. CALLS UPON the French Government, following the discussions held with the Comorian party to take all necessary measures to accelerate the return of Mayotte to the Comoros;

  1. REQUESTS the Committee of Seven of the OAU to meet in Moroni before the Thirty-seventh Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers so as to take stock of the situation and recommend, in collaboration with the Government of the Comoros, measures likely to speed up the peaceful settlement of this question.

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