Egypt was elected to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council Thursday for a three-year term.
The council’s elections took place Thursday morning on the sidelines the AU summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The council is comprised of 15 members, five of whom are elected for a three-year term and the remaining 10 for a two-year term. Egypt won one of the two seats allocated for North Africa and is expected to take up office on 1 April.
The 26th AU Summit will take place on 30 to 31 January.