UNITED STATES-AFRICAN UNION HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS
The USG has also contributed resources and expertise to the on-going development of a sound maritime strategy and to improving the medical planning capability of the AU’s Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD). The United States has also provided much-needed communication equipment and training to support the AU’s goal of developing a continental communication architecture that includes regional standby brigades and on-going peace support operations.
Training is a significant component of U.S. support to the AU's peace and security initiatives, including in the areas of strategic communications, conflict monitoring and analysis, and military planning. Since 2007, the United States has provided support valued at $258 million to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), making the U.S. the largest individual financial contributor to AU peacekeeping operations in Somalia.
THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE CONTINENT AND A PREVIEW OF THE APRIL 20-21 U.S.-AU HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS IN WASHINGTON