African Union Commission and Norway sign MoU to Strengthen Cooperation Ties
Mr. Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26th January 2015.
The African Union Commission and the Kingdom of Norway on Monday, 26th January 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The signing ceremony that took place at the sidelines of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council was done by H.E Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and H.E. Mr. Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The MoU is aimed at enhancing the existing cooperation between the AU Commission and the Norwegian Government on various fields of common interest such as capacity of the African women and young people by providing them with the necessary skills with the view of improving the well-being while by offering opportunities to the African people.
The AUC Chairperson welcomed the initiative. She said this MOU will help to consolidate the existing cooperation ties between the AU and Norway. “The continent will benefit from the great experience of Norway in the domain of green economy, especially to achieve some of the objectives contained in the Agenda 2063”, she noted.
In the same vein, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed satisfaction to the partnership between the AU and his government. He reiterated the willingness of his country to support the efforts of the AU in the promotion of democracy and governance, as well as the inclusion of women in the process of development. This, he said will contribute to the implementation of the Africa Agenda 2063 especially in the areas of sustainable development and job creation.