AUC signs a protocol with Chinese Government on support of AMISOM

AU Today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the People’s Republic of China signed a Protocol to the Agreement signed on 24 December 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, regarding the provision of further support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Under the Agreement and the Protocol, the People’s Republic of China will provide to AMISOM equipment and material worth of 30 million RMB (equivalent to US $4,526,252 million).

The Protocol was signed on behalf of the AU Commission by Mr. El Ghassim Wane, Director of Peace and Security Department, and on behalf of the People’s Republic of China by Ambassador Gu Xiaojie, China’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union.

It should be noted that China has provided significant financial contribution to support AMISOM operations.

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