AU, EU colleges welcome measures against Boko HaramFrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE African Union and European Union have reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate in the fight against the Boko Haram crisis tormenting Nigeria.
They commitment has been made during the eighth EU-AU College-to-College meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The colleges underlined their commitment to continue to cooperate towards the operationalisation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the development of African capacities including in peace support operations (PSO) and the fight against terrorism.
In particular, they welcomed the recent decision of the European Commission to contribute with EU funding to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram.
The colleges pledged to continue to cooperate in promoting the effective participation of women in peace building processes, peace negotiations, warning and response mechanisms and pay particular attention to addressing the structural causes of gender inequality and marginalisation of women.
The colleges reaffirmed the need to join efforts to mobilise other partners to ensure appropriate and sustainable financial support to peace and security in Africa, as well as to put in place efficient and sound management of this financial support.
The Boko Haram has proven to be among the most serious menaces in the African continent.
The militant sect has claimed the lives of 20 000 civilians and displaced over 2 million in Nigeria.
The terror has spilled over to neighbouring countries.
– CAJ News
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