EU Donates 50 Million Euros to Support AU Mission in CAR
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The African Union (AU) has signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), formalizing an EU contribution of Fifty (50) million Euros to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA). The agreement was signed today at AU Headquarters , by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, in the presence of the Head of the EU Delegation to the AU, Ambassador Gary Quince. The contribution which covers the period from August 2013 to June 2014 will be used to pay troop allowances and other MISCA expenses.
Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Chergui thanked the EU for its sustained support to AU efforts to enhance peace and security in Africa, and emphasized the importance of close cooperation and coordination between the AU and all multilateral and bilateral Partners, to help restore security, stability and the rule of law in the Central African Republic (CAR).