The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and the African Union (AU) Department for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) will produce a Joint Work plan which outlines peace and security areas of collaboration and a clear roadmap to achieving set targets.
This was the key resolution of the meeting held at the AU Headquarters on Wednesday between the two parties. The workshop aimed at brainstorming and adopting a roadmap, which will pave the way for a stronger partnership, will be held on the margins of the Sitting of the Permanent Committees of the PAP in March 2023.
The intertwined mandates of the PAP and the PAPS have compelled the two AU institutions to explore a complementarity mechanism to promote peace and stability, good governance, democracy and human rights as a foundation for inclusion, security and the development of the continent and its people.
The delegations led by H.E. Hon. Chief Fortune Charumbira, President of the PAP and H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for PAPS have held several engagements since the election of a new PAP Bureau in June 2022. These consultations have already yielded palpable results.
One of the key areas of collaboration over the past few years between the PAP and PAPS has been the African Union Election Observation Missions (AUEOM). As part of the collaborative framework, the Continental Parliament is expected to play a role in unconstitutional changes of government, women’s participation in political processes and the peace process in the Tygray among other areas.