JMEC Chair invited to AU meeting in Addis

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 09:22

The Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) H.E. Festus Mogae has been invited to participate in the 30th African Union (AU) Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government, that convenes in Addis Ababa, later this month.

In his invitation letter, the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat thanked H.E. Mogae for his “tireless efforts” towards peaceful and stable continent.

The meeting to be held on January 28th and 29th, the AUC Chairperson said, is aimed at reflecting the continental challenges in peace and governance and.

It will also seek to agree on specific initiatives that would be undertaken to address these challenges, the AUC chair said.

“Particular emphasis will be placed on the specific situations you are dealing with, as well as on cross-cutting issues that are relevant to the promotion of peace, security and governance, including the issue of multilateralism and Africa’s place in the world order, illicit financial flows, migration and freedom of movement,” the letter reads in part.

The session will be chaired by the President of Rwanda H.E. Paul Kagame, who was elected as the AU Chair during the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU held in Addis Ababa last July.

He took over from his Guinean counterpart, H.E. President Alpha Condé.

Heads of State and Government from across the continent are expected to attend.

Also expected to attend are former Heads of State as well as other High Representatives and Special Envoys of the AU.