The first personsTabo Mbeki
the president of the republic of South Africa
“ War in Iraq and post-war reconstruction will weaken attention of world community to the organisation ` New partnership for development of Africa ` (NEPAD). On the other hand, probably, it and to the best if other countries of the world push Africa on a background. We should then count only on ourselves, on the resources and forces “.
Such words have sounded in performance of the president of the republic of South Africa Tabo Mbeki at conference of the World council of churches, Vseafrikansky association of churches and the South African council of churches concerning NEPAD in Midrande on whom there were representatives of 23 African states. According to president Mbeki, war will not be limited to Iraq. “ it will by all means influence all countries of Near-Eastern region “ - he has told. Post-war restoration of Iraq and a stability establishment in the Near East as mister Mbeki has declared, “ Will demand attention of many countries “. As he said, the UN Security Council sees “ some kind of an example “ in how the republic of South Africa got rid of weapons of mass destruction of an epoch of an apartheid, including nuclear, chemical and biological. The South African government directed the experts on arms to Iraq for consultations on performance of resolutions of the United Nations. However these efforts have appeared are vain, and as mister Mbeki has declared, “ now we have war “. The president of the republic of South Africa has expressed hope that war will come to the end as soon as possible with the least number of victims.
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