Africa: Morocco takes over AU-PSC chairmanship starting Oct. 1st

Africa: Morocco takes over AU-PSC chairmanship starting Oct. 1st

Morocco will take over the rotating chairmanship of the Peace & Security Council of the African Union for one month starting October 1st to serve peace and security in the continent.

The Moroccan presidency of the AU-PSC is part of the Kingdom’s commitments to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Africa, said on Thursday Morocco’s Foreign ministry in a statement.

It is also recognition of the trust and credibility the country enjoys across Africa under the leadership of King Mohammed VI. Combating terrorism, child soldiers, climate change, food crisis as well as the situation in the Sahel and Central African Republic are on the top of the PSC agenda.

The Moroccan chairmanship plans to hold several statutory meetings, including those involving the UN Security Council, debates on peace in Africa and the implementation of the AU’s main roadmap for silencing arms in the continent.

During its presidency of the AU-PSC, Morocco will host a conference in Tangier on Oct. 25- 27 under the theme: “Promoting Peace, Security and Development, a perspective of regional integration”.

Two ministerial meetings are also planned: one on “Development & de-radicalization as levers to combat terrorism & violent extremism”, while the 2nd meeting will discuss climate change, peace and food security in Africa.

In February 2022, Morocco was re-elected for a three-year term member of the PSC, which is the decision-making organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It is a collective security and early warning arrangement intended to facilitate timely and efficient responses to conflict and crisis situations in Africa.


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