Morocco chairs AU Peace and Security Council for the month of September

(with MAP)
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The Kingdom of Morocco chairs as of Sunday the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) for the month of September.

Since the Kingdom's return to the African Union, the Kingdom, which has been elected to the AU PSC for a two-year term, chairs for the first time the standing decision-making organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.

«The Moroccan presidency of the AU PSC will be the opportunity to implement the Royal Vision regarding the African joint action in the areas of peace and security, this being a precondition to ensure the continent's sustainable development», Morocco's Permanent Representative to the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mohammed Arrouchi, said in an interview with MAP.

«Climate change, transitional justice, the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, the reform of the security sector in African countries and the interdependence between peace, security, development and mediation» are among the issues that top the priorities of the Moroccan presidency of the PSC, noted Arrouchi, who will chair on Tuesday the first meeting of the Council for the month of September.

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