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Egypt's Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the African Union, Ambassador Abou Bakr Hefny stated that Egypt held the presidency of the African Union Peace and Security Council during January 2018, within the Egypt's membership in the African council, which began in April 2016 for three years.
Egypt's Representative to the African Union indicated that he organized a breakfast meeting on this occasion, attended by ambassadors and representatives of the AU peace and Security Council member states, in addition to officials of the AU commissariat, wherein they addressed the main items of the African Union PSC's programs during the Egyptian presidency. Egypt's Ambassador pointed out that Egypt is keen to focus on the issue of preventing conflicts within the efforts of maintaining peace and security in the African continent, as well as coordination between the efforts of the UN and AU on the Preventive diplomacy.
Egypt's Ambassador to the AU added that the representatives of the AU Peace and Security Council member states adopted the agenda of January. The agenda items focused on the developments and the issues of peace and security in the continent, in addition to many significant issues on the African arena, such as the general health, elections in the continent, further to how to enhance dialogue between the Peace and Security Council and the Arab League on issues of mutual interest.