Communique: Peace and Security Council 579th Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 February
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The Council further takes note of the statements made by the representatives of Ethiopia, as Chair of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development andEgypt, as an African Member of the United Nations Security Council, as well as by the representatives of the United Nations Office to the African Union, the European Union, France, Italy as the co-Chair of the IGAD Partners Forum, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Expressing the appreciation to the UN and the EU, as well as to the other partnersfor their continued support to AMISOM. However, Council regrets that the EU has decided to reduce, by 20%, its funding to AMISOM troop allowances at this critical juncture, when AMISOM is increasingly facing capacity challenges for which it needs unwavering financial and logistical support to more effectively discharge its mandate.
Peace and Security Council 579th Meeting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 29 February 2016