"Process of reforming AU Peace and Security Council must be participatory,” Caïd Essebsi says in Addis Ababa
10/02/2019 14:46, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP Special Correspondent Houda Hammami) - "The reform process of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) must be developed in a participatory way", President Beji Caïd Essebsi said at a closed session held shortly before the start of the 32nd African Union Summit on Sunday in Addis Ababa.

"This process must involve all African countries as was the case for the United Nations Security Council reform process," he pointed out.

"The Peace and Security Council reform process must also take into consideration the capacity of African countries in terms of funding and representativeness within the Council," he added.

According to Caïd Essebsi, "the North African region should be duly entitled to a third seat in the Council in accordance with the geographical division established by the African Union".

During this meeting, the President of the Republic paid tribute to the important role played by the Council in fostering peace and security in the African continent, preventing conflict and fighting threats to the continent, including terrorism and transcontinental organised crime, hoping to see the Peace and Security Council fully discharge its responsibility in this area.

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