Tanzania pledges solidarity with AU for peace and security initiatives.

Tanzania pledges solidarity with AU for peace and security initiatives.

Tanzania has taken the helm as chair of the Africa Union’s Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC), committing to collaborate with African nations to promote security and peace. In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Tanzania pledges to fulfill its leadership role during its one-month tenure, which began on May 1st and ends on May 31st.

During this period, Tanzania will mark the 20th anniversary of the AU-PSC by reflecting on achievements, pressing challenges, and the way forward. The anniversary celebrations will include mediation, discussions, humanitarian assistance, peace and security initiatives, and a focus on women, youth, and children’s protection.

The climax of the anniversary is scheduled for May 25th in Dar es Salaam, with President Samia leading other Heads of State and Government, alongside leaders of Gambia and Uganda. The event will be attended by Mauritania’s President, the AU’s Chairperson, and the AU’s Commission Chairperson.

Leading up to the anniversary, there will be diplomatic-level meetings to draft a declaration and discuss protocols and joint statements. Additionally, a symposium at the University of Dar es Salaam will gather opinions from participants to inform the declaration.

Key highlights of the anniversary include President Samia’s keynote address, the unveiling of the PSC’s e-Anniversary Logo, and receiving statements from the AU’s Commission Chairperson and the UN Secretary General.

The AU-PSC was established in 2004 to enhance cooperation in conflict prevention, management, and resolution. As Tanzania takes the reins, it reaffirms its commitment to promoting peace and security in Africa.”