Thursday, 22 September 2011

EU supports AU-EAC peace and security agreement

The African Union and the East African Community Monday signed an agreement worth 3,415,489 Euros for the implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) in the East African region. The first phase of the APSA support covers a period of one year.

The European Union is supporting the APSA programme for Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and Regional Mechanisms (RMs) through AU with a financial envelope of 40 million Euros over a period of 44 months beginning 1 May 2011.

The objective of the programme is to increase the RECs capacity to prevent and resolve conflicts, according to Mr Abdul Janha, the Project Monitoring Unit Co-ordinator of the African Union Commission, who witnessed the signing at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.

Source: Star Africa