Obtaining insights in Africa’s security dynamics related to the evolving security landscape in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was the main focus of a NATO PA visit to Addis Ababa from 23 to 25 September 2019. The current state of cooperation between the African Union and NATO, as well as the European Union’s, as well as the United Nations’ support for the AU in the security field also featured prominently on the agenda of the visit. Moreover, AU and Ethiopian views on regional security issues and their implications for security in the MENA region completed the programme.
The NATO PA delegation included 14 parliamentarians from eight NATO member states, representing the NATO PA Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships (PCNP) and the Sub-Committee on Transition and Development (ESCTD). The delegation was led by PCNP Chairman Miro Kovac (Croatia) and also included NATO PA President Madeleine Moon (United Kingdom) as well as Assembly Vice-Presidents Vitalino Canas (Portugal) and Osman Askin Bak (Turkey). Please download the report below for the main takeaways from the visit.