Ethiopia: AU calls for enhanced global cooperation to combat violent extremism

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Continued terrorist attacks on the African continent are a reminder of the seriousness that terrorism continues to pose to peace, security, stability and development, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has said.

Condemning the multiple attacks perpetrated by Al-Shabaab terrorists on 24 May 2017 in Mandera, and on 25 May 2017 in Garissa, both in Kenya, Mr. Mahamat said in a statement on Saturday that he was "deeply saddened by the loss of lives and injuries in these attacks", which resulted in the death of several police and security officers.

He reiterated the AU’s commitment to support Member States in their efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism, and called for enhanced international cooperation in this fight.

The Chairperson has extended his condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the injured. He also expressed the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Kenya.

Mahamat has also condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack by terrorists that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians and wounded more than 25 others in Egypt's Minya province on Friday.
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27 may 2017 10:21:48

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