Equatorial Guinea hosts AU summit on terrorism, unconstitutional changes of governments

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 May 2022

The African Union (AU) is hosting the ‘Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Governments in Africa’ on Saturday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

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The opening session of the extraordinary summit in Malabo on 28 May, 2022. Snapshot from livestream.


African heads of states and governments, and ministers among others, will be attending the one-day summit, the AU said in a press release.

The summit will assess terrorism-related threats, evaluate current response mechanisms, and decide on the specific actions and measures necessary to strengthen the collective security of AU member states facing terrorism and violent extremism, according to the AU.

Furthermore, the summit will consider the recommendations to amend the ‘Declaration on Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa’ that came in an AU Reflection Forum that was held from 15 to 17 March 2022 in Accra, Ghana.

On Friday, Egypt’s Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea Haddad Abdel-Tawab El-Gohary congratulated the country on hosting the Extraordinary African Union Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference on Wednesday and also hosting the Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes in Africa.

This came during a meeting with Equatorial Guinea Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue.

The meeting also touched upon means of cooperation between Egypt and Equatorial Guinea in the field of oil and natural gas, and the implementation of several projects in this field, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For his part, the Equatorial Guinean PM voiced his country’s aspiration to reinforce cooperative ties with Egypt in the fields of agriculture and tourism, inviting Egyptian companies to organise trade fairs in Malabo to promote Egyptian products there.

El-Gohary highlighted to PM Obama Asue Egypt’s capabilities and hands-on experiences in the field of oil and natural gas, as well as in implementing renewable energy projects.

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