ADDIS ABABA – President Yoweri Museveni has Saturday afternoon arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for the 32nd African Union (AU) Summit.
The 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) will take place from 10 February to 11 February 2019, under the theme “Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa”.
Preparation for the Assembly started with the meetings of the Specialized Technical Committees (STCs) from different African capitals, towards the end of 2018.
It was then followed by the Committee of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, who converged in Addis Ababa from February 6 to 7 preparing the final documents for consideration of Heads of State and Government.
Museveni, is expected to present a paper on regional integration.
He is accompanied by one of his daughters and several Ministers including Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa, Finance State Minister, David Bahati and Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Patrick Mugoya.
The AU summit, will among other issues discuss youth unemployment, regional security and health-related issues.
Rwanda’ s Paul Kagame who is the current AU chairman will chair the meeting and later handover the chairmanship to Egypt’s Sisi.
The African Union is a continental union consisting of 55 countries of the continent of Africa, with exception of various territories of European possessions located in Africa. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, replacing the Organization of African Union (OAU).