Addis Ababa, 11th March 2011 PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete returned home a contented man on Friday after the African Union (AU) panel he was part of had its recommendations approved by the AU Peace and Security Council to bring harmony to the Ivory Coast. The Security Council approved the recommendations, in which Mr Kikwete had a notable voice, noting that the Panel's conclusions as endorsed by the council would be binding on both Ivorian parties -- outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Alassane Ouattara. In its latest communique, the council said they would bring together the two parties under the umbrella of the AU within two weeks to develop an agreement for a way out of the crisis. But it noted that this would have all the necessary guarantees for both parties concerned in particular the outgoing President Laurent Gagbo. Tanzania's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Dr Joram Mukama, said in an interview here that the High Level Panel finished its work successfully. Its recommendations call for five key measures critical for smooth implementation in a two-week time frame. First among the recommendations is that President Laurent Gbagbo should leave power and leave the presidency to the internationally recognized winner of the disputed November Election, Mr Alassane Ouattara. The decision suggested that the man recognized by governments around the world as the country's legitimate president should assume office and Gbagbo should leave the presidential palace. It also suggested the formation of a government of National unity. The other option was implementation of outstanding issues of the Ouagadougu Political Agreement. It also recommended implementation of confidence-building measures. They also approved that AU and ECOWAS give support to the peace process. President Kikwete made a significant contribution in the two-day meeting that involved discussions and consultations aimed at giving Tanzania a stronger stand in the process of bringing peace to the West African country. The Panel, which was tasked to find a solution to Ivory Coast's escalating crisis, comprised five African presidents -- Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania (chairman); Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania; Jacob Zuma of South Africa; Idriss Deby Itno of Chad and Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. At the 265th Security council meeting, which endorsed the Panel's recommendations, the AU organ recommended the high-level panel for its commitment and the sustained efforts it has made in search for a peaceful resolution to the Ivorian crisis. But the council expressed concern at the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian situation since the announcement of results of the second round of the presidential election. The council noted that in the absence of a speedy solution to the crisis, the country was likely to sink into widespread violence, with incalculable consequences in the country, the region and the continent. Thursday's decisions were also transmitted to other AU partners and the United Nations Security Council. On Friday morning, Mr Ouattara held talks with about 30 diplomats including those from the European Union, United States, Brazil and India at an Addis Ababa hotel, before heading for Nigeria for talks with President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the chairman of the AU's Peace and Security Council. President Kikwete returned home yesterday.