MINISTER NALEDI PANDOR MEETS WITH THE AFRICAN UNION POLITICAL AFFAIRS, PEACE AND SECURITY (PAPS) COMMISSIONER, H.E AMBASSADOR BANKOLE ADEYOE

5 May 2022

On 5 May 2022, International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr. Naledi Pandor held meetings with organs of the African Union.

Minister Pandor met with the African Union Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) Commissioner, H.E Ambassador Bankole Adeyoe.

Ambassador Adeoye began his term of office as Commissioner on 15th March 2021, is a Pan-African Career Diplomat.

Among many others, Ambassador Adeoye’s focus is on building synergy across Africa for good governance, durable champions the peace, security and sustainable development.

It was during the 11th Extraordinary Session held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17-18 November 2018, that the AU Assembly rationalised and established 6 portfolios, among which Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) was created as a merger of two separate departments – Political Affairs and Peace and Security.

The PAPS department focuses on one of the four key priorities of the African Union, in particular,

i) political affairs

ii) peace and security

iii) economic integration

iv) Africa’s global representation and voice.

Read more: https://www.peaceau.org/en/page/77-paps-mandate-and-core-functions

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