Rabat to Host AU Peace and Security Council Seminar

Rabat – Rabat will convene the members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on May 9 and 10 for a seminar on “Improving the working methods of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.”Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mohammed V University of Rabat are organizing the two-day event to reaffirm Morocco’s determination to tailor the PSC’s work to counteract the many challenges and threats facing the continent in peace, security, and conflict prevention, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).Elected to AU’s Peace and Security Council in January, Morocco promised to give special attention to terrorism prevention, fighting violent extremism, and post-conflict reconstruction. The seminar will include four roundtables and a closing session and aims to tackle the challenges hindering the continent’s development as well as discussing measures to curb those issues. The seminar will also cover measures to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the council, to strengthen the role of the PSC mediation and conflict prevention.Since April, Morocco has held a seat in the PSC for a two-year term. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at that time noted that Morocco’s strategy will also prioritize socio-economic development and South-South cooperation, which constitute bedrock principles of the union, as well as a “condition sine qua non for peace, stability and prosperity in Africa.”As a member of the PSC, Morocco also aims to fight human trafficking and to ensure food and environmental security on the continent. read more

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