18 October 2019 01:59 AM

32nd session of AU Summit

Sunday، 10 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived on Saturday 9/2/2019 on a historic visit to Ethiopia during which he attends the African Union (AU) summit and receives the presidency of the AU for the year 2019, followed by his chairmanship of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the AU Heads of State and Government.

The main topic of this year's summit, that kicks off on Sunday 10/2/2019, is refugees and internally displaced in Africa.

The African leaders also discuss means of fighting terrorism and establishing peace and security in the African countries.

Egypt's presidency of the AU since its establishment in 2002 to replace the Organization of African Unity (OAU), crowns sustained efforts exerted by Egypt, under the leadership of President Sisi, to promote ties with African countries.

It also reflects Egypt's restoration of its crucial role in Africa as one of the founding countries of the OAU in 1963 in Addis Ababa.

The summit held under the theme: "Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa", the theme of the summit was chosen to keep abreast of the increase in the number of migrants and refugees and human trafficking.

The summit focuses on a host of important topics, topped by the African Union Agenda 2063 and progress made in ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area that was signed by 44 out of 55 AU member states in Kigali, Rwanda on March 21, 2018.

The summit also discusses achieving "African regional integration", in addition to a host of issues related to climate change, education, innovation, health and technology localization.

It is also mull genuine efforts to settle conflicts in Africa, as well as steps taken to implement "Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020" initiative.


Saturday February 9, 2019

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived on a historic visit to Ethiopia. More

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi invited his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi to visit Egypt soon. More

During his meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Addis Ababa, ahead of the 32nd AU Summit, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that Egypt is looking forward to a quantum leap in the strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the UN during Egypt's presidency of the AU, especially in promoting peace, security and development. More

Sunday February 10, 2019

The 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union kicked off in Addis Ababa with the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, where Egypt handed over the chairmanship of the African Union. More

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and other African leaders taking part in the opening session of the African Union Summit on Sunday 10/2/2019 took part in unveiling a statue of late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie erected at the AU headquarters in appreciation of his efforts in establishing the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union) and supporting cooperation and relations among the African states. More

A tripartite summit was held between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa. More

Rwandan President Paul Kagame announced handing over the African Union chairmanship to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during the opening session of the 32nd African Union Summit. More

In his speech after having been handed over the chairmanship of the AU, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt will exert utmost efforts to continue with the institutional, structural and financial reform of the African Union and seek to develop tools and potentials of the continental bloc and the African Union Commission to meet the aspirations and hopes of the African peoples. More

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