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AU Peace and Security Council approves Cairo roadmap to boost UN peacekeeping missions

The roadmap is the outcome of a high-level regional conference held in the Egyptian capital in late 2018

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 Oct 2020
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The African Union's (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) unanimously approved during a meeting on Sunday an Egyptian document detailing how to reinforce the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping process, according to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

The PSC's meeting was presided over by Egypt's Ambassador to Addis Ababa and its Permanent Representative to the AU Osama Abdel-Khalek.

The document, named Cairo Roadmap, is the outcome of a high-level regional conference held in the Egyptian capital in late 2018, and was ratified during a meeting of the African defence ministers held in Cairo in December 2019, Abdel-Khalek said.

The Cairo Roadmap presents a number of recommendations, introduced by the African states and forged by Egypt, to support the UN chief's initiative for peacekeeping and to preserve the interests of African countries that contribute the most to UN peacekeeping forces, including Egypt, which ranked seventh among contributing states.

The roadmap includes four main axes to enhance the performance of UN peacekeeping missions, he added.

Egypt assumed the chairmanship of AU Peace and Security Council earlier this month.

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