Opened on Tuesday, participants will discuss ways the council can improve operation for quick intervention in war-torn areas as well as contributing in peace restoration.
The Chairperson of the Committee, Gouende Blaise Edouard said that Africans should learn from Rwanda’s dark past and managed to attain development founded on peace and security.
“Rwanda is a model country in peace and security and has an impact to the continent. We chose to learn from Rwanda as we witnessed that everything is possible,” said Edouard.
The First Counselor at Rwanda’s Embassy in Ethiopia, Fillipe Karenzi said they will assess implementation of resolutions from the committee and recommend countries to fast-track their implementation.
“We are looking at the implementation of committee’s resolutions where our priority is peace-keepers’ intervention in war areas,” he said.
The Committee of Experts of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council brings together 15 countries which are Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Chad, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo and Uganda.
At least 17 delegates from 13 countries are participating in the retreat, while Algeria and Zambia have not attended.