AU, UN in joint meeting

AU, UN in  joint meeting

ADDIS ABABA. — The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold their 11th joint consultative meeting today at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

The meeting will deliberate on peace and security situations in Africa, particularly on the situations in Somalia, South Sudan and the Lake Chad Basin.

The meeting was preceded by informal consultations yesterday, which focused on the partnership between the AU and the UN, funding for AU peace and security activities, and post-conflict peace building.

The UNSC members on Wednesday arrived in Addis Ababa, which co-chairs the meeting together with Botswana, chair of the AUPSC for the month.

Head of Ethiopian Mission to the UN and president of the UNSC for the month of September, Tekeda Alemu, said the consultative meeting would further strengthen and deepen the co-operation between the two organisations. — Xinhua.

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