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AU chairperson condemns Brussels attacks

23 March 2016 at 02:54 | 1663 views

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has strongly condemned what she called "the despicable attacks at the Zaventem airport and the central metro station in Brussels," which claimed dozens of lives of innocent civilians and leaving scores wounded.

Zuma expressed the African Union’s solidarity with the Government and people of Belgium, offered her condolences to the bereaved families and wished speedy recovery to the wounded.

The Chairperson of the Commission reaffirmed the AU’s "strong rejection of all acts of terrorism and violent extremism by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes."

She reiterated the AU’s commitment to "continue working with Belgium, and the other members of the European Union, and the international community at large, in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism."

Zuma stressed the need for "enhanced international cooperation within the framework of the relevant AU and international counter-terrorism instruments."