On the sidelines of the 29thAfrican Union (AU) Summit, African Union Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment to work with the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) to full cooperation and synergies between the two institutions.
Speaking at the official opening of the 34thsession of the Permanent Representative’s Committee (PRC) on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, under the theme “Increasing the demographic dividend through investment in youth” at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Moussa Faki Mahamat stressed “We have a lot to achieve with limited means. Our success depends on the coherence of our actions and our commitments, whatever the level of our responsibilities.”Citing in particular: the reform of the African Union.
The President of the AU Commission placed particular emphasis on relations between the PRC and the Commission. “With regard to emergency situations and the identification of strategic lines of action, we have become aware of the need to change some of the crucial aspects of the Commission’s working methods. The result is the need to address the relations between our two bodies.”
Fatoumata Kaba Sidibé, chairperson of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea to Ethiopia, welcomed the efforts already made by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) to seek solutions to crisis and conflicts on the continent.
She called on the members of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) to be comprehensive and clear in making decisions and recommendations on the various reports, in order to facilitate the work of the political bodies, noting that the report of the Committee of Representatives (RPC) will take the form of draft decisions on strategic issues.
For three days, the 34thsession of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) will examine the reports of the various activities of their sub-committees, the reports of the AU organs and their activities.
The 34th ordinary session of the PRC will end on June 29, 2017, with the adoption of its report to be submitted to the 31st ordinary session of the Executive Council from 30 June to 1 July 2017.
Kadiatou Thierno Diallo/Guinea Conakry