AU SAFGRAD COORDINATOR TO ATTEND THE 36TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AU EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
AU SAFGRAD Coordinator, Dr. Ahmed ELMEKASS, is attending the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council officially opened today, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. The meeting is being held under the AU Theme of the Year 2020, “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”.
The initiative of Silencing the Guns is a flagship project of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and aims to achieve a conflict-free Africa, prevent genocide, make peace a reality for all and rid the continent of wars, civil conflicts, gender-based violence, violent conflicts and preventing genocide. The meeting which was attended by Foreign Ministers of AU member states, leadership of the AU Commission and AU organs, the diplomatic corps, representatives of partner organisations and invited guests was highly solemn as the key speakers in line with the Theme, delivered powerful statements to strongly condemn and denounce the devastating effect of war the continent’s socio-economic development, among others.
AU SAFGRAD Coordinator wil take opportunity of this impôrtant gathering to meet and discuss with various partners on issues of interest to the Office mandate.