35th AU Heads of State and Government Summit Kicks Off in Addis Ababa

The 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government has kicked off today in Addis Ababa under theme: “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”.

Several Heads of State and Government of member states as well as heads of international organizations are participating in the summit.

The summit will deliberate on a variety of issues, including peace and security, response to the Covid-19 pandemic and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area as well as  Agenda 2063.

At the summit, outgoing AU chair President Felix Tshisekedi of the DRC will hand over the chairmanship of the continental body to the incoming chair President Macky Sall of Senegal.

Several Heads of State and Government have continued to arrive in Addis Ababa to participate in the AU Summit.

The Presidents of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh, Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Cape Verde Jose Maria Nevish and Mozambic Philip Niece have arrived this morning in Addis Ababa.

Eswatini Prime Minister Sip Dlamini and Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh  Sameh Hassan Shoukry have also arrived in Addis Ababa today.

Higher government officials of Ethiopia have warmly welcomed them at Bole International Airport.

The 35th AU Summit is underway under the theme: “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development

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