AU Ambassador reiterates commitment to peace, security issues

Angolan ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) Miguel Bembe Friday in Kigali (Rwanda) reiterated the country’s commitment to the issues related to peace, security and reconciliation at the level of continental organisation, ANGOP has learnt.

The diplomat was addressing a debate on the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of this institution, ahead of Retreat of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 08-12 June, states a press note from Angolan

Embassy in Ethiopia.

The diplomat spoke of the need to focus on the PSC and stressed its role as the permanent decision-making body of the AU, at a time when the five regions of the continent face worrying situations of conflicts, terrorism, and, in some cases, the respective States insist on unconstitutional change of regime.

Miguel Bembe also reiterated the need to focus on prevention and considered it pertinent to strengthen the CPS’s capacities, in human and financial resources, as well as to consolidate coordination with the Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms (CER/MR).

The commitment is in line with the subsidiary and complementary principles set out in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), in addition to valuing strategic information.

In his speech, the ambassador also referred to the importance of effectively applying the recommendations presented in the consultants/experts’ report, taking into account their impact on the performance of the PSC and fulfillment of its mission at the service

of peace, security and development of the continent.

Running until the 12th, the event addresses aspects related to the institutional reform of the continental organisation and the implementation of Agenda 2063, called “The Africa we want

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)