Wednesday, February 10, 2016

President Obiang leads the Peace and Security Council at the 26th Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang led the Peace and Security Council at the 26th Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union this past week. The Peace and Security Council comprises of 15 countries within the Union whose objective is to promote peace, stability, and security in Africa.

“The work of our committee will proceed in two sessions. The first session is public and it will examine issues related to the efforts of the African Union in the fight against terrorism and the situation in South Sudan. The second will be private and only involve the Member States of the Council. We will examine the issue concerning the situation in Burundi,” said President Obiang.

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon was also in attendance at the 10th annual meeting of the Peace and Security Council.

The theme of the Summit was the African Year of Human Rights, specifically focused on the rights of women and their access to positions of responsibility in institutions.