Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2010

Meeting of the AUC Deputy Chairperson of the Commission and the Italian foreign minister

 

 

 

 

Meeting of the AUC Deputy Chairperson of the Commission and the Italian foreign minister

 

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Deputy Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Erastus J.O. Mwencha, met today, 13 January 2010, at the Headquarters of the AU, in Addis Ababa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Hon. Franco Frattini.

 

    The meeting provided an opportunity to review a number of issues of common concern, particularly in the area of peace and security, including the efforts to sustain peace and reconciliation in Somalia and in other crisis areas, as well as the implementation of the Italian – African Peace Facility (IAPF) established in December 2007, to support the AU peace and security agenda, with a total amount of 40 million Euros.

 

    During the meeting, the Deputy Chairperson also raised the issue of the African migrants in Italy and the recent wave of violence against them, emphasizing that the African Union was deeply concerned by the situation. The Italian Minister expressed the commitment of his Government to ensure the safety and security of the African migrants in Italy.

 

    Today’s meeting is a further testimony of the close partnership that exists between the AU and Italy.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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