U.S. – AU Workshop on Countering Violent Extremisim

Panelists at the U.S. - AU workshop on CVE

Building upon the existing U.S.-AU partnership in the areas of peace and security, crisis mitigation, and conflict prevention, the U.S. Mission to the African Union co-hosted a workshop with the AU Commission on preventing and countering violent extremism. The workshop highlighted the use of public diplomacy resources such as exchanges and TechCamps as successful examples of coordination to build security expertise within the AU, furthering the Mission objective of advancing peace and security. The workshop supported the AU’s 2002 Plan of Action for the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism, identified areas of potential collaboration, and charted a way for future engagement.

Full text of Ambassador Leonard’s opening remarks can be found here.