It is a pleasure to be here in Addis Ababa and to address the African Union Peace and Security Council again.
I would like to say a few words about all three of the items on your agenda today: counter-terrorism, and the crises in South Sudan and Burundi.
Terrorism and violent extremism are a growing threat on this continent. Al Shabaab, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, and the Lord’s Resistance Army have established a presence and expanded their activities across borders.
Terrorism is also impacting peace operations, particularly in Mali and Somalia.