The commissioner for political affairs met with the assistant secretary general for political affairs of the league of Arab states
H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission met with H.E. Dr. Fadel Mohammed Jewad, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs of the League of Arab States, at the LAS Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
The Meeting brought together from the General Secretariat of the LAS: Mr. Zaid Al-Sabban, Director of Africa and Africa-Arab Cooperation, Mrs. Einas Al-Firjani, Director of Migration and Population Policies and representatives from the Department of Human Rights, Civil Socieuty, Elections, International Organizations and Amb. Salih Sahboon, the LAS Head of Delegation to the AU. From the African Union: Amb. Abdulhamid Buzahir, the AU Head of Delegation to the LAS, Amb. Salah S. Hammad, Senior Human Rights Expert and Mr. Nadir Fath-Alaleem, Senior Political Officer from the AU Delegation to the LAS.
The two sides reiterated their commitment to enhancing the Africa-Arab Cooperation in different fields with special focus on the promotion of peace and security, democracy, good governance, human rights and the rule of law in Africa and the Arab world. Both parties stated the need to strengthen the cooperation based on the outcomes of the Africa-Arab Summit of 2010, which was held in Sirte, Libya and the Summit of 2013 in Kuwait and committed to institute this political dialogue through annual meetings to discuss issues of mutual interest for both regions.
During the dialogue, the two sides also discussed issues related to on-going conflict in Africa and the Arab world, migration, internally displaced persons and the involvement of the civil society in the work of both organizations.
Upon conclusion of the meeting, a joint Communiqué highlighting the areas of cooperation and collaboration between the African Union and League of Arab States was issued.