Cooperation with the African Union

  • Last updated: 20 Jun. 2018 16:53

Since 2005, NATO has been cooperating with the African Union (AU) – a regional organisation with 55 members created in 2002. The NATO-AU relationship started modestly with AU requests for logistics and airlift support for its mission in Sudan. The cooperation has evolved over time and, although primarily based on ad-hoc military-technical cooperation, NATO Allies committed to expanding cooperation with the AU in 2016, with the aim of making it an integral part of NATO’s efforts to work more closely with its partners to tackle security challenges emanating from the south.