U.S., AU conclude first bilateral meeting

09:48, April 23, 2010      

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The U.S. and African Union (AU) have concluded their first full-scale bilateral meeting which is held on Wednesday and Thursday in Washington, U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

The State Department said in a statement that the meeting is expected to take place on an annul basis, rotating between Washington D.C. and the 53-member AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This first round of talks covered a full range of issues, including improving health conditions in Africa, enabling the African continent to feed itself, strengthening peace and security, enhancing African peacekeeping capabilities and so on, according to the statement.

The U.S. has recently launched a series of bilateral dialogues with a number of countries, including Pakistan and South Africa.



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