Tanzania: AU,EU envoys meet in Brussels to discuss cooperation on peace, security

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) and the Political and Security Committee of the European Union (EU) ambassadors will hold their 9th joint consultative meeting on 25 October 2016 in Brussels, Belgium, the Council of the EU said Friday.

According to an announcement made available to PANA in Dar es Salaam, the formal meeting will be preceded by an informal joint retreat on 24 October, during which ambassadors will discuss counter-terrorism, radicalisation and violent extremism as well as migration issues.

The formal meeting will be co-chaired by Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC, and Catherine Muigai Mwangi (Kenya), Chairperson of the AU PSC for October 2016

Ambassadors will start the session by reviewing crisis situations and threats to peace and stability; followed with discussion on how to enhance EU-AU cooperation on peace and security issues. Their last session will focus on support to AU peace and security activities.

The EU PSC comprises ambassadors from each EU member state. Representatives of the European Commission and of the European External Action Service will also be present.

The AU PSC is comprised of ambassadors from 15 African Union member states. Its composition is renewed every two years. Since March 2016, the AU PSC includes ambassadors from Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. Representatives of the Commission of the African Union will also attend the meeting.
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21 october 2016 19:24:17

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