Egypt assumes presidency of AU Peace and Security Council

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Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 04:33 GMT

File- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives chairmanship of the African Union from Rwandan President- press phto

File- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives chairmanship of the African Union from Rwandan President- press phto

CAIRO – 1 October, 2020: Egypt has assumed the one-month presidency of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on Thursday, according to a statement by Egyptian permanent representative to the African Union in Addis Ababa Osama Abdel-Khaleq on Wednesday.

 

He said that Egypt's program for its presidency would focus on the issues of combating terrorism and extremism in Africa and around the world. Egypt would organize two sessions to tackle the dangers of such phenomenon on Africa stability and to discuss the notion of forming a joint African force to fight terrorism.

 

Egypt’s main priorities are the post-conflict reconstruction and development at the continental level, he continued.

 

On February 9, 2020, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi handed over the presidency of the African Union to South Africa for a year, during his participation at the 33rd African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

 

Egypt has implemented the principle of “African solutions to African problems” through many initiatives, Sisi said, including hosting two consultative summits on Libya and Sudan, and testing it on several issues such as that of Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan and Central Africa.

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