Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA)

January 31, 2017

Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Headquarters of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA)

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMITTEE OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SERVICES OF AFRICA (CISSA)
 
invitation to the representatives of the media
 
What:             Side event during the 28th AU Summit. Foundation Laying of the CISSA Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
When:            Tuesday 31 January 2017
 
Time:             9:00 am – 9:40 pm
 
Where:           African Union Headquarters,
 
Who:              Hosted by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea
 
 
Highlights for the media include:
 
·         Welcome remarks by the Executive Secretary of CISSA
·         Remarks by the Chairperson of CISSA
·         Speech by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (TBC).
·         Inaugural speech by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
·         Dignitaries will accompany the President while placing the cornerstone.
·         A group photograph and end of the ceremony.
 
 
Media representatives are invited to cover the side event of the foundation laying ceremony of the CISSA Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 31 January 2017.
 
Note to the Editors:
 
The decision to establish CISSA was made on 26 August 2004 in Abuja, Nigeria by Heads of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa. At the January 2005 AU Mid-Term Assembly of the Union, the Heads of State and Government endorsed the establishment of CISSA through Decision 62. The creation of CISSA was necessitated by the need to share information on security threats confronting Africa, which have become transnational in nature and therefore require borderless cooperation and collaboration among and between Intelligence and Security Services in Africa.
 
The Mandate of CISSA is to provide the African Union Commission (AUC) and its Member Services with timely and insightful intelligence, which would assist them in making informed decisions. It is also a platform where Member Services exchange intelligence, expertise and experiences while dealing with common threats that affect the continent.
 
 
For Media inquiries, contact:
 
Esther Azaa Tankou | Head of Information Division | African Union Commission | Tel: (251) 11 551 77 00 | Ext: 2558 and 2567 E-mail: yamboue@africa-union.org
 
John NGARAMBE, Principal Liaison Officer , CISSA Secretariat, TEL: +251 966700298, E-mail: jngarambe@cissaau.org .
 
For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@african-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
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