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South Africa: AU Summit Kicks Off in SA

Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will co-chair the AU summit's Permanent Representatives Committee. (GovernmentZA/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)
South African Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will co-chair the AU summit’s Permanent Representatives Committee. (GovernmentZA/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

 
PRETORIA, South Africa (AllAfrica.com) — Delegates from African countries are gathering at the International Relations and Cooperation Department offices in Pretoria as the African Union (AU) Summit gets underway there on Sunday.

The summit, which is being held under the theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”, is being held in South Africa for the first time since the formation of the AU in Durban in 2002.

On Sunday, the summit will officially start with the 30th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) which is expected to be co-chaired by South Africa’s International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

The PRC will discuss items on the agenda in preparation for the 25th AU Summit to be submitted to the Executive Council for adoption.

It is expected that, leading to the Heads of States summit later this week, discussions at this summit will mostly be on the imminent adoption of the Agenda 2063 agreed to by member states in 2013.

Agenda 2063 is a call for action and a road map to achieve continental development goals.

 

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