AU Peace and Security Council to gather in Morocco on Monday

African Union flag waving in the wind. African Union flag waving in the wind. (Photo/Getty)
African Union flag waving in the wind. (Photo/Getty)

The Peace and Security Council of African Union (AU) will gather in the Moroccan seaside town of Skhirat on Monday, the Moroccan Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Saturday.

This three-day gathering, held ahead of Morocco’s upcoming presidency of the Council, will examine the peace-building actions in Africa, the working methods of the Council and the challenges of crisis management and conflict resolution in Africa, a ministry statement said.

The event will be attended by the Council’s 15 member states of Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Djibouti, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zimbabwe and Morocco, the statement added.

Morocco organized a seminar called “Improving the working methods by the AU Peace and Security Council” in the capital Rabat in May last year.

The seminar stressed the need to reform the council to make it more efficient and credible, enabling it to cope with the many challenges and threats facing Africa in terms of peace and stability.

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