African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had a telephone conversation today. They took the opportunity to exchange views on ways to strengthen the strategic relationship between the United States of America and the African Union. In this regard, President Faki reiterated his congratulations to Secretary Blinken and the Biden Administration for reaffirming their attachment and commitment to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Paris Climate Agreement, as one of their first decisions when they take office.
Secretary Blinken stressed the importance of relations with the African Union for the Biden administration and expressed his intention to deepen cooperation and revitalize the strategic partnership between the United States and the AU. Secretary Blinken also commended the African Union’s continental response to the Covid19 pandemic and its coordination by the AU’s agency for public health emergencies, Africa-CDC.
The President and the Secretary of State agreed to work together to deepen multilateralism through international cooperation in general, and to strengthen the AU-US strategic partnership on issues relating to peace and security, to change. climate, global health security, democracy and trade, in particular.