Morocco Elected to AU Peace and Security Council

The Kingdom of Morocco was elected on Thursday for a three-year term to the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union by the Executive Council of the African organization. Morocco received more than two-thirds of the votes in this election. The election of Morocco and the fourteen other members for terms ranging between two and three years, took place on the occasion of the 40th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council held on February 2-3 at the headquarters of the pan-African organization in Addis- Abeba. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, leads the Moroccan delegation to this session, where the election and appointment of fifteen members of the Peace and Security Council was among the highlights of the event. Morocco had sat on the AU Peace and Security Council for a two-year term (2018-2020), during which the Kingdom contributed constructively to improving working methods and the establishment of good practices. The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is the standing decision-making organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It is a collective security and early warning arrangement intended to facilitate timely and efficient responses to conflict and crisis situations in Africa.