MoFA: 34 Leaders to Participate in African Union Summit

At least 34 leaders from African Union member states will attend the AU Assembly in Addis Ababa next week, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will take place on Feb 17 and 18.

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Meles Alem briefed reporters on the leaders who have confirmed to participate at the 37th Summit of the AU.

Twenty-four Presidents, a King, 5 Vice Presidents, and 2 Prime Ministers confirmed their participation in the Summit and two leaders will also be represented by their Foreign Ministers, MoFA’s spokesman said.

Peace and security; trade and integration, and institutional reform are among the main agendas set to take center stage at the Summit.

Per the AU, the leaders will particularly look into the progress made in addressing the worrying security situation and conflicts in some of its member states and proffer recommendations to address them sustainably.

The summit will also approve the appointment of 10 Members of the bloc’s Peace and Security Council (PSC); the CEO of APRM; the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA); and Eminent Africans to oversee the Pre-selection of the Candidatures for Members of the AUC.

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