Foreign relations of the African Union

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The individual member states of the African Union (AU) coordinate foreign policy through this agency, in addition to conducting their own international relations on a state-by-state basis. The AU represents the interests of African peoples at large in intergovernmental organizations (IGO's); for instance, it is a permanent observer at the United Nations' General Assembly.

Other intergovernmental organizations[edit]

Membership of the AU overlaps with other IGO's, and occasionally these third-party organizations and the AU will coordinate matters of public policy.

Political[edit]

Non-Aligned Movement (Every AU member state, except the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

Commonwealth of Nations:

  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Regional[edit]

Arab League:

  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Mauritania
  • Somalia
  • Djibouti
  • Comoros
  • Eritrea

Arab Maghreb Union:

  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia

Community of Sahel-Saharan States:

  • Libya
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • Eritrea
  • Djibouti
  • The Gambia
  • Senegal
  • Benin
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

Conseil de l'Entente:

  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Togo

Economic[edit]

Greater Arab Free Trade Area:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries:

  • Burundi
  • D.R. Congo
  • Rwanda

G20 developing nations:

  • Egypt
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zimbabwe

G-20 major economies:

  • South Africa

G33:

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

G90:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Rep. Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • the Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Group of 77:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Indian Ocean Commission:

  • Comoros
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles

Liptako-Gourma Authority:

  • Burkina Faso,
  • Mali
  • Niger

Mano River Union:

  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone

OPEC:

  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Nigeria

Linguistic[edit]

Community of Portuguese Language Countries:

  • Angola
  • Cape Verde
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mozambique
  • São Tomé and Príncipe

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Ivory Coast
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Togo
  • Tunisia

Organization of Ibero-American States:

  • Equatorial Guinea

Religious[edit]

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation:

  • Algeria
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda

Diplomatic missions[edit]

Barack Obama greets Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma, Chairman of the African Union, Blue Room during a U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit dinner at the White House, Aug. 5, 2014. White House photo by Amanda Lucidon.

The African Union maintains special diplomatic representation with the United States,[1] and the European Union. In 2011, the United States Mission to the African Union donated a state of the art multimedia box to the cash-starved African Union in a formal ceremony, in which they also presented new interns who will be trained to use it.[2]

Foreign relations of constituent states[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Mission to the African Union". United States Mission to the African Union. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "United States Mission to the African Union donates Audio Visual Broadcast Media Multi Box to the AUC". United States Mission to the African Union. September 22, 2011. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2012.