A.U: 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government kicks off Monday

Luanda – The 28th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) is set to kick off on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with highlight on very pertinent issues like the return of Morocco to the organisation, after 33 years of absence, the election of the AU Commission chairperson and commissioners.

The Angolan delegation to this gathering is being headed by the vice president, Manuel Domingos Vicente, in representation of the Head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

The event will take place under the motto Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth.

The Heads of State and Government are expected to debate, among other issues, topics like Governance (African architecture on governance and elections, and Integration (free movement of people, goods and services), among others.

The statesmen will analyse a report to be presented by Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, regarding institutional reforms which the African Union has to go through. The former governor of South Africa’s Central Bank, Tito Mboweni, has been picked to provide technical assistance to this project.

Meanwhile, Angola is bidding to have two of its candidates elected to AU posts, namely as commissioner for agriculture and rural economy, and commissioner for political matters.

The event is being attended by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud-Abbas.

Source: Angola Press News Agency