Morocco will take over the rotating presidency of the African Union’s Peace & Security Council for one month, starting October 1, 2022.
Morocco was elected member of this decision-making body of the African Union at the 35th African Summit in February 2022, for the period 2022-2025.
The Moroccan presidency of the AU-PSC is part of the continuity of the Kingdom’s commitments to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Africa and constitutes an enshrining of the efforts of the Kingdom’s diplomacy at the level of the African continent, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, in favor of peace, security and stability in Africa, the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
As part of an innovative approach to outline a new strategy of the Pan-African Organization to meet the challenges of peace and security, Morocco aspires to generate collective responses to several global and regional issues, said the statement, noting that terrorism, child soldiers, climate change, food security, the situation in the Sahel and the Central African Republic will be topics on the agenda of several meetings at the level of ministers, ambassadors and experts.
The Moroccan chairmanship also plans several statutory meetings, including those involving the UN Security Council, as well as the consideration of several reports, including on the state of peace in Africa and the implementation of the AU’s main roadmap for silencing arms in the continent, the statement added.
Based on its commitment and determination to serve the continental peace and security agenda, according to a holistic and multidimensional approach, Morocco will host, during its presidency of the AU-PSC, a political conference, in Tangier, on October 25 – 27, on “Promoting the Nexus of Peace, Security and Development, a perspective of regional integration”, in partnership with the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union.
The Moroccan presidency will also be marked by the organization of two ministerial meetings devoted to “Development and de-radicalization as levers to combat terrorism and violent extremism”; and “Climate change, peace and security: building resilience and adaptation for food security in African island states”.
Since its return to the African Union in January 2017, Morocco had served on the AU-PSC as a member for a two-year term (2018 to 2020).
During this first term, marked by its chairmanship of this decision-making body in September 2019, Morocco contributed constructively to improving the working methods of the council and promoting good practices in AU work.