Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh in his meeting on Thursday with the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Bankole Adeoye on the sidelines of the 42nd Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council in Addis Ababa. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
During a meeting between the two officials, Shoukry praised the ongoing review process of the post-conflict reconstruction and development policy by the African Union, describing the review as an important step toward achieving peace and security in the continent.
Shoukry also expressed his aspiration for the full activation of the Center for Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development, which is based in Cairo.
Shoukry and Adeoye also discussed the reforms and expansion of the African Union Peace and Security Council and stressed the importance of keeping this item on the AU’s agenda.
The two sides also praised the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) and the African Union Commission on the sidelines of the preparatory meetings for the network of African Centres for Peace.
They said that the MoU enhances the role of the Aswan Forum for Peace and Sustainable Development in continental efforts to confront terrorism and related phenomena.
Egypt assumed the presidency of the steering committee of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency (NEPAD) until 2025 on Wednesday.
NEPAD, which is the development arm of the African Union, organises and finances projects and programs to achieve sustainable development goals in the continent.