As part of the traditional cooperation with the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Institute of International Politics and Economics organised an online lecture “Development of African Union Law”. The lecture was held by H.E. Dr Namira Negm, a legal counsel to the African Union and former ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Rwanda. The lecture was attended by several ambassadors of African countries to Serbia: H.E. Mr Abdelhamid Chebchoub, Ambassador of People`s Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Mr Mohammed Amine Belhaj, Ambassador of Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr Seyf Allah Rejeb, Ambassador of Republic of Tunisia, H.E. Mr Amr Fathi Mohamed Aljowaily, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt, and H.E. Mr. Alcino dos Prazeres Izata Francisco da Conceição, Ambassador of Republic of Angola.
The lecture was focused on the genesis of African Union law as well as contemporary challenges that follow the legal practice of the African Union. Activities of the African Union in resolving armed conflicts in Africa were thoroughly analysed, as well as its mediating role in the dispute among Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan over the construction of the Great Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Furthermore, participants emphasised the importance of harmonising the legal regulations of the African Union with the regulations of the regional economic communities (REC), as well as the obligation of the member states to follow and implement the decisions made by the institutions of the African Union. The participants also discussed future cooperation, the need for its further deepening and strengthening, with the idea of establishing a centre of African studies in Belgrade.