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VOA常速英语新闻:非洲联盟资助马里维和行动(双语)

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在非洲亚的斯亚贝巴联盟峰会云集的各国首脑做了一些他们从未做过的事情。
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Heads of state who gathered at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa did something they have never done before.
在非洲亚的斯亚贝巴联盟峰会云集的各国首脑做了一些他们从未做过的事情。

The world body unanimously approved $50 million to help fund an African military intervention in Mali.
世界无异议的批准了5000万美元来资助一支非洲干预马里的军队。

This is the first time the African Union has used its budget to fund a peacekeeping operation.
这是非洲联盟第一次使用其预算资助一次维和行动。

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who was elected the new African Union chairman during the summit, said Mali was among the top priorities.
在峰会上新当选非洲联盟主席的埃塞俄比亚总理哈勒麦拉姆·德萨勒恩表示马里是头等要务之一。

“In this regard, the assembly has, among others, adopted a declaration re-affirming its solidarity with Mali," he said.
“考虑到这方面,这次大会,在其他问题之中,通过一项宣言重新确认与马里的团结,”他说道。

"And expressing its determination to pool the efforts of member states to assist this sisterly country.
“而各成员国也表达了努力协助这个姐妹国家的决心。”

The money will help fund the African-led intervention force that is supporting Mali's national army in its fight against rebels who seized control of territory in the country's north.
这笔资金将用于资助非洲领导的干预力量,支持马里的国家军队对抗控制该国北部领土的叛军。

Troops from Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso already have arrived on the ground.
而来自尼日尔、乍得和布基纳法索军队已经到达当地。

The AU is asking for 6,000 troops for the operation.
非洲联盟要求6000部队投入到任务当中。

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in Addis Ababa the U.N. is considering ways to support the mission.
联合国秘书长潘基文告诉在亚的斯亚贝巴的记者联合国正考虑如何支持这一任务。

“The United Nations is now actively considering, through my recommendation to the Security Council, how the United Nations can help those African countries in terms of logistical support,” he said.
“联合国现在正在积极考虑,通过我向安理会的建议,联合国可以以后勤支持的方式帮助那些非洲国家。”他说道。

The discussion on Mali doesn't end at this summit.
对于马里的讨论在这次峰会上并未结束。

The African Union also is hosting a donor's conference on Tuesday to solicit funds for the African initiative.
非洲联盟也正在主持周二为非洲倡议募集资金的捐赠者会议。

The conference is expected to bring together international partners as well as African nations, and to get donations from countries including China and the United States.
会议将云集国际合作伙伴以及各个非洲国家,并得到包括来自中美等国的捐助。

词语解释

1.summit n.顶点;最高阶层

It was a warm climb to the summit.
向顶峰攀登时身上都热起来了。

2.unanimously a.全体一致地;无异议地

The resolution was passed unanimously.
决议案无异议地通过。

3.budget n.预算

Congress has approved the new educational budget.
国会通过了新的教育预算。

4.solidarity n.团结

Their sense of solidarity is very low.
他们的团结观念非常薄弱。

5.territory n.领土;领域

The territory was carved up by the occupying powers.
领土被侵占者瓜分。

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