African Union Center for post-conflict reconstruction and Development launched in Cairo

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized  on Tuesday an event to launch the African Union Center for post-conflict reconstruction and development( AUC-PCRD) in Cairo.

This comes as a new step that confirms Egypt’s constant keenness to support stability and development in brotherly African countries, and to play an active role in maintaining peace and security on the continent.

The launch was carried out by Ambassador Suha Gendi, Assistant Minister for foreign affairs and director of the Department of African organizations and communities, and ambassador “bankuli adewe”, Commissioner for political affairs, peace and security of the African Union.

A large number of representatives of embassies of African countries accredited in Cairo and representatives of donor countries supporting the activities of the center also participated in the event.

In his speech during the event, the African commissioner expressed the AU appreciation for the active leadership role played by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in supporting reconstruction and development activities across the continent, commending his efforts in mobilizing international resources to support African countries emerging from conflict.

This event comes within the framework of the visit of Ambassador “bankuli adewe”, to Cairo from 20 to 24 December.

 The African commissioner will also visit the Cairo International Center for conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding (CCCPA) to learn about the activities of the center, as well as give a lecture at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies for young Egyptian diplomats, in order to introduce the peace and security system in the AU, and the most prominent issues of concern to the commission at the moment.

In 2019, during Egypt’s presidency of the AU, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the lead on post-conflict reconstruction and development in the continent.

In this context, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the chairperson of the African Union Commission “Moussa Fakih” signed in December 2019 the agreement to host the headquarters, on the sidelines of the first edition of the Aswan forum for peace and sustainable development.

The center will conduct its work for the time being through a temporary headquarters provided by the Egyptian state, pending the completion of the construction and equipping of the permanent headquarters of the center in the diplomatic quarter of the new administrative capital..

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