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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 307th meeting considered the partnership between the African Union and the United Nations on peace and security

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 307 th meeting, held on 9 January 2012, considered the partnership between the African Union and the United Nationson peace and security, and adopted the following decision:

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1. Takes note of theReport of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Partnership between the AfricanUnion and the United Nations on Peace and Security: Towards Greater Strategic and Political Coherence[PSC/PR/2.(CCCVII)]. Council also takes note of the statements made by the Commissioner for Peace and Security,the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya,the representatives ofAlgeria, Egypt and Mozambique, as well as by the representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States;

2. Commends the Chairperson of the Commissionfor his comprehensive and forward‐ looking Reporton the AU’s strategic vision of the cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations on peace and security, issued pursuant to paragraph 31 of decision Assembly/AU/Dec.338 (XVI), adopted by the Assembly of the Union, at its 16 th Ordinary Session held in Addis Ababa, on 30 and 31 st January 2011;

3. Notes that the UN Secretary‐Generalhas issued,on 29 December 2011,a report on United Nations‐African Union cooperation on peace and security (S/2011/805), in which he provides an update on AU‐UN cooperative efforts on peace and security and recommendations on ways to further strengthen the cooperation with the AU, buildingon his earlier report of 14 October 2010 (S/2010/514), in which he stressed that “the complex challenges of today’s world require a revitalised and evolving interpretation of Chapter VIII of the United Nations Charter”. Council expresses its gratitude to Secretary‐General Ban Ki‐moon for his commitment to work closely with the AU and forhis efforts to deepen earlier UN Secretariat initiatives to develop a complementary relationship between the UN and regional arrangements;

4. Notes with appreciation the sustained attention that the UN Security Council continues to devote to the promotion of peace and security in Africa, within the framework of its mandate under the UN Charter;