AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Praised Neighboring Countries for Supporting CAR Peace

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African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui praised the neighboring countries support for Central African Republic (CAR) to reach peace agreement between parties to the conflict.

A peace accord between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups has initialed in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The signing ceremony has attended by the president of the republic Omar al-Bashir, CAR’ President Faustin Archange Touadera, representative of the the African Union,  United Nations in addition to the heads of diplomatic missions in Khartoum.

The security situation and the countering terrorism are at the top agenda of the meeting of the African Peace and Security Council, Chergui said work of the African Peace and Security Council, which was launched at the level of foreign ministers of member states, took place on Saturday on the sidelines of the 32nd African Summit in Addis Ababa.

The 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) kicked off on Sunday under the theme “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.

On Friday, the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Foreign Ministers concluded in Addis Ababa in preparation for the convening of the 23rd Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Union , which will kick off on Sunday and last for two days.

Over two days, the Foreign Ministers discussed the draft agenda, decisions and declarations emanating from the meeting of Permanent Representatives in mid-January.

The Meeting also consider and prepare draft agenda decisions, and declarations of the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council and the 32nd Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly.

Among the files expected at the summit are refugees and displaced persons, conflicts and terrorism, the African common passport, economic integration and the process of institutional reform and financing of the Union.