Algeria assumes chairmanship of AU PSC in May

APS - 29 April 2021

ALGIERS- Algeria will chair African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) next May, a chairmanship that will be devoted to advancing AU's peace and security agenda.

During its presidency, Algeria will work with its peers in the Council to address Africa's current security challenges and advance AU's peace and security agenda.

Algeria's chairmanship will be marked by important meetings on the situations in Libya and Mali as well as other thematic sessions related to the current health context.

The agenda proposed in this respect shows Algeria's strong will to lead the Council to respond to multiple challenges and to assert its place as a central organ on the continental level.

In May, the AU SPC will hold its 1000th session, a symbol of great importance occurring under the leadership of a founding country of the Pan-African organization, and also the SPC, the supreme body in the management of peace and security issues in Africa.

Elected to the Peace and Security Council in February 2019 by an overwhelming majority for a three-year term, Algeria is preparing to assume its presidency for the third time, demonstrating a strong presence since the creation of the CPS in 2004, of which Algeria was among the first architects.