On Monday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held the African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council’s session on countering extremist ideology and terror finance, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
During the session, Shoukry affirmed the need to provide the necessary support to the medical teams and institutions in Africa’s Conflict-Ridden Regions so that they are able to play their assigned pivotal role.
He also stressed on this occasion that all armed conflict parties in Africa should commit to protecting civilians and not targeting medical teams and institutions as well as increasing access to prevention, treatment, and care.
The session provided an ideal opportunity to present Egypt’s initiatives on countering extremist thought and renewing religious discourse, according to the ministry.
Egypt currently holds the presidency of the Peace and Security Council— a significant role that mostly entails chairing meetings.
It’s worth mentioning that African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council is a collective security and early warning arrangement intended to facilitate timely and efficient responses to conflict and crisis situations in Africa. It is also cited as the key pillar of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), which is the framework for promoting peace, security, and stability in Africa.