AU Summit gets underway in Addis Ababa

Saturday, November 17, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

The meeting is scheduled for 17 to 18 November 2018.

“The 11th extraordinary session of the assembly will focus on the AU institutional reform process, take stock of progress made thus far, deliberate on outstanding issues and challenges and consider a variety of proposals and recommendations,” said the Presidency in a statement.

South Africa supports the institutional reforms of the organisation and the creation of an efficient and cost-effective union.

The reform of the AU is an on-going process, with some of its recommendations already implemented, particularly in relation to the commitment to have member states of the AU assume greater ownership of financing the organisation.

President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. -