“We welcome the decision of the AU to re-elect South Africa to the PSC. We commit ourselves to continue working with the other members of the PSC and the rest of the AU membership in pursuit of peace and stability on our continent,” Zuma said.
The 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council, which met on January 27-28 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa ahead of the AU Summit, took the decision to re-elect South Africa to the PSC.
The PSC was established as the standing decision-making organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts.
“The maintenance of peace and stability in Africa is key to realizing the vision as contained in Agenda 2063 of a peaceful and secure Africa that is strong, united and an influential global player and partner,”Zuma said.
Some of the PSC’s core functions include conducting early warning and preventive diplomacy, facilitating peace-making and recommending intervention in member states to promote peace, security and stability.
The PSC also works in support of peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction as well as humanitarian action and disaster management. Enditem