The Commissioner for political affairs met with the vice-president of the European Union Commission
H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission met with H.E.Ms ChristalinaGeorgieva, Vice-President of the European Union Commission. She was accompanied by other Officials from the European Union Commission.
The Commissioner for Political Affairs welcomed the Vice-President of the European Union Commission and thanked her for the visit to the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) of the African Union Commission (AUC). Dr. Abdullahi also thanks the EU Commission for their continuous support to the commission in promoting democracy and good governance on the continent.
H.E. Ms Christalina congratulated Dr Abdullahi for the achievement she has done in the Commission with few staffs .She then inform the meeting about the financial regulation revision that the European Union Commission has undertaken in order to make the their financial support simple and more adapted for their partners. She also provide a copy of the report on the financial regulation revision that she consider as the European Union Commission to the AU Summit .
HE. Ms. Christalina reiterate the commitment of the EUC to support the Department of Political Affairs fulfill its mandate in the area of humanitarian assistance in accordance with their new approaches based on innovative skills and more efficiency.
H.E. Dr. Abdullahi also responded to questions about the Common African Position on humanitarian effectiveness, and AUC level of preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016whichis organized around four thematic areas: Humanitarian Effectiveness; Transformation through Innovation; Reducing Vulnerability and Managing Risk and Serving the needs of people in conflict.
The Commissioner also briefed the Delegation on “Project 2016” and its activities and programmes, the Kigali meeting as well as about the fives (5) upcoming election observation in Africa in February as well as the updates on issues on constitutionalism and terms limit in Africa.