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Egypt to receive AU's PSC chairmanship tomorrow

Wednesday، 30 September 2020 - 09:21 PM
The African ‎Union

Egypt's Ambassador to Ethiopia and its Permanent Representative at the African Union (AU) Osama Abdel Khalek said that Egypt will receive its one-month presidency of the AU's Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Thursday.


In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian envoy said that Egypt will have the honor of leading the work of the major African body concerned with the peace and security issues in the African continent.


Intensive work and consultations were held over the past few weeks between the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Union Commission (AUC) to crystallize Egypt's program during its PSC chairmanship, according to Abdel Khalek.


Abdel Khalek pointed out that Egypt's program during its anticipated PSC chairmanship reflects its great and firm interest in the anti terrorism and extremism issues in Africa and worldwide.


As part of Egypt's program, a session will be devoted to reviewing means of activating a proposal that was submitted by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in the conclusion of his AU chairmanship on creating an African counter terrorism force to be a part of the African Standby Force (ASF), he said.


The post- conflict reconstruction and development file also represents a major priority for the Egyptian PSC chairmanship, he said.


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