AU commissioner for political affairs discusses cooperation with Cairo Int'l Centre for Conflict resolution

Ahram Online , Tuesday 28 Dec 2021

African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Ambassador Bankole Adeoye discussed with Director General of Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peace building (CCCPA) Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif in Cairo on Thursday ways to strengthen cooperation between the AU and CCCPA.

Ahmed Abdel-Latif   Bankole Adeoye
African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Ambassador Bankole Adeoye Director General of CCCPA Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif with officials from both sides pose for an image in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday 23 December, 2021.

The meeting came within the framework of Adeoye's visit to Cairo for the launch of the African Union Center for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (AUC-PCRD).

The CCCPA, founded by the foreign ministry in 1994 and re-chartered in 2017 by a decree from the prime minister, is specialised in training, capacity building and research in the security and peace fields in Africa and the Middle East.

During the meeting, Commissioner Adeoye expressed his appreciation of Egypt's pivotal role in supporting peace and stability in Africa and the valuable efforts undertaken by CCCPA in the fields of peace building and post-conflict reconstruction and development.

He also stressed AU’s keenness to benefit from the extensive expertise of the Center in the fields of training and capacity building in order TO start the AUC-PCRD’s activities and enable it to carry out its tasks.

From his side , Ambassador Abdel-Latif presented to the commissioner the Center’s various programs which aim to build the capacities of African countries in the areas of peace and security, particularly conflict prevention, peacekeeping, peace building, disarmament demobilization and reintegration (DDR), as well as preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism (PRELT) and enhancing the role of women in peace and security, as well as climate change and its implications on security and development.

He also highlighted the long-standing fruitful cooperation with the AU, noting that CCCPA is an AU Center of Excellence, and the focal point for training of the North African Regional Capability (NARC) of the African Standby Force.

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