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Security takes top priority at 32nd AU summit

Forceful displacement of persons, peace and security were the centre of deliberations among others at the 32nd African Union summit as highlighted by the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki.

The Union also deliberated on the ongoing AU institutional reform and continental free trade treaty among other projects and initiatives.

This year’s theme

Moussa Faki, President of the AU Commission emphasized on this year’s theme:

This year’s theme as President of the Union is a humanitarian issue and internally displaced persons. Discussions have focused not only on how to deal with this issue but also on how to address the root causes of such phenomena that cause regrettable situations.

Reconciliatory efforts

The chairman also appreciated reconciliatory efforts in the horn of Africa but expressed concerns over existing expansion of terrorism in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions.

Of course, the issues of peace and security were also discussed, and then in addition to the report on peace and the Security Council, Libya, Sahel, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, the Chad Basin, is the issue of terrorism that has become a real threat on the continent. the chairman said

Mr Faki hailed the progress on the ongoing institutional and financial reform of the Union, whereby he said steady progress is being made while accountability is being improved.

Source: Voice of Nigeria