FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives chairmanship of the African Union from Rwandan president
CAIRO - 8 February 2020: The presidency’s media center released on Saturday a mini-documentary showcasing the achievements of Egypt as the African Union (AU) chair over the past year.
The date marks the arrival of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in Addis Ababa to attend the 33rd AU Summit taking place on February 9-10. During the meetings, Egypt will hand over the union’s chairmanship to South Africa.
It is scheduled that President Sisi will participate in the AU Peace and Security Council meeting on Libya, the meeting of African mechanism for Western Sahara, and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)’s Forum of Heads of State and Government, said Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
On the sidelines of the two-day summit, President Sisi will hold a series of bilateral meetings with a number of leaders of African states, Radi added.
President Sisi will chair a closed session to review the challenges facing the African continent, as Egypt has chaired the AU in 2019, Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Osama Abdel Khaleq told Egypt’s Extra News.
The summit comes under the 2020 theme of “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions For Africa’s Development,” a commitment that aims at achieving peace and security in Africa, in accordance with continent’s Agenda 2063.