SA re-elected to AU Peace and Security Council

SA re elected to AU Peace and Security CouncilPretoria - South Africa has been re-elected to the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC).

The PSC was established as the standing decision-making organ of the African Union for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It is composed of 15 countries, of which five are elected to three-year terms, and 10 to two-year terms.

South Africa was re-elected at the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council which ended on Thursday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, ahead of the AU Summit.

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the re-election before recommitting to continue working with the other members of the PSC and the rest of the AU membership in pursuit of peace and stability on the African continent.

Available: http://www.sanews.gov.za/world/sa-re-elected-au-peace-and-security-council 

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South Africa's conduct of international relations, especially its role in international organisations like the UN Security Council, its choice of strategic partnerships, its leadership role in Africa, its public engagement and foreign policy decision making, has been intensely debated in the recent past. The FPA programme aims to provide a nuanced analysis and facilitate a structured discussion of South Africa's foreign policy in a changing world environment for purposes of informing its future direction.

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