Official meeting between U.S. Representative to the African Union and the ACSRT’s Director

US Amb AU

On 25 September, Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, U.S. Representative to the African Union and U.S. Permanent Representative to UNECA, paid a working visit to the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT). He was accompanied by Mr. Kim H. Jordan, Advisor on UN and Global Affairs, US embassy to Ethiopia and Ms. Jennifer Mergy, Regional Counterterrorism Field Coordinator at the embassy of the USA in Algiers.

During the meeting, Ambassador Madeira, AU Counter-Terrorism Cooperation Special Representative and Director of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), gave a comprehensive overview of all the main aspects of the threat of terrorism on the African continent and highlighted ACSRT’s efforts in promoting counterterrorism cooperation and strengthening CT capacity of AU Member States.

The two ambassadors also engaged in a detailed discussion of the ACSRT’s activities and current Priority Programme.

They indicated their interest in establishing a comprehensive and coordinated long-term cooperation for the enhancement of the counter terrorism capacity of AU Member states.