The African Union assembled to work towards drafting their working papers on their agenda of establishing political stability in the MENA region. Through discussion, they proposed a variety of solutions pertaining to their country’s stances. These include creating better relations, implementing a stricter legal system, democratic approaches and many others.
The delegate of South Sudan insisted that the prime method to implement stability across the African continent is through creating better relations to collectively optimise the use of resources and amplify their economy. Not only would this create a sense of unity between African nations but also lead to peaceful cooperation and coordination between them. The delegate of South Sudan urged the committee to look past any previous adverse relations and work towards harmony. Furthermore, the delegate of Rwanda stated that the legal system and implementation of laws are crucial while considering the future development and stability of nations. A firm stance against violence and breaking the law should be sanctioned to the maximum extent to ensure the reduction in the activity of extremist groups. Strong leadership is a fundamental part of the world, and without it, political stability will be close to non-existent.
In addition, the delegate of Guinea promoted democracy while claiming that it is the only true path to human rights and economic growth. However, in the press conference conducted, she quickly redeemed her statement when questioned about whether or not she expected the entire African Union to change their political structures to suit democracy. The delegate of Morocco claimed that foreign aid led to exploitation and should be avoided at all costs. When questioned on their stance on the same, they disregarded the $15.9 million aid provided to them by the USA within this very year.
Overall, the committee successfully worked towards brainstorming the foundation of their working papers while indulging in an interactive discussion on the pros and cons of various methods.
Reporter: Kyra Kumar, Agence France Presse
Editor: Aayush Sukhija