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PRESS STATEMENT: U.S. State Department Commends African Union Operation to Restore Constitutional Rule On Comoran Island of Anjouan
Sean McCormack, spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, released the following statement on March 27, 2008:<br />
Sean McCormack, spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, released the following statement on March 27, 2008:



"We commend the African Union's efforts to assist the Government of the Union of the Comoros to restore constitutional rule on the island of Anjouan. We understand that on March 24 African peacekeepers led by Tanzania landed on the Comoran island of Anjouan and assisted the Comoran government to restore its authority and public security in Anjouan. African Union support to democratically elected Comoran President Sambi was timely and appropriate. We support Comoran plans to hold new elections on Anjouan as soon as practicable, and look forward to supporting Comoros' full integration into the international economic and trade community."

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