New York City
April 18, 2017
Today, Ambassador Nikki Haley met with Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and congratulated him on his new role as top executive of the organization. They discussed the United States and the African Union working together to advance peace, security, and human rights across the continent. Ambassador Haley praised Chairman Faki for making peace in South Sudan a priority and encouraged him to lead efforts to seek justice for victims of the country’s civil war, now in its fourth year.
Ambassador Haley underscored the important role the African Union can play combating terrorism in the region. In addition, Ambassador Haley thanked the African Union for its focus on greater accountability for peace and security operations in Africa.