Concerned by the situation prevailing in Guinea Bissau and especially by the numerous violations of human rights resulting from the situation of war (conflict) in this country since June 1998,
Noting with satisfaction the favourable evolution of the conflict towards direct dialogue between the belligerents,
RECOGNIZES the efforts initiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Portuguese speaking countries community (PSCC) in order to find a peaceful settlement of the Guinea Bissau conflict,
COMMENDS the continuation of negotiations between parties to the conflict and pays tribute to H.E. Colonel (Rtd) Yahya Jammeh, President of the Republic of the Gambia for his mediation,
EXPRESSES ITS SUPPORT to the ongoing peace process and calls on parties to the conflict and Member States of the ECOWAS and PSCC to take necessary measures to ensure restoration of peace in Guinea Bissau.
Banjul, 31st October 1998