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Press Briefing on the Second Extraordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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Invitation to representatives of the media

The Commission of the African Union (AU) is holding the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defense, Safety and Security (STCDSS) from 13-15 January 2016. The Meeting was preceded by the 2nd Extraordinary Meeting of Experts on 13 January 2016, followed by Meeting of Chiefs of Defense Staff, Heads of Safety and Security Services on 14 January 2016. The Commission, today, will convene a Meeting of Ministers of Defence, Safety and Security.

The objective of the Meeting is to consider the Report of the Chairperson of the AUC on the conduct of the African Standby Force AMANI AFRICA II (AA II) Field Training Exercise (FTX) held from 19 October-8 November 2015.

Within this framework, the AU Commission wishes to invite members of the press to a press briefing today, 15 January 2016, beginning at 12:30Hrs to be addressed by Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security and Sydney Sekeramayi, Zimbabwe Minister of Defence.

The briefings will be held at the Plenary, Hall Old Conference Building.

Journalists are invited to take part in the press briefing