SA reaffirms commitment to AU reform process

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wrapping up his working visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 11th extraordinary session of African Union (AU) on Saturday, President Cyril Ramphosa reaffirmed South Africa’s commitment to the AU Reform process.

The AU reform process aims to create a self-sufficient, independent and effective AU that will ensure the realisation of the “Africa We Want”, agenda 2063.

This includes universal health care, infrastructure development, agriculture and agribusiness as well as mineral beneficiation.

“President Ramaphosa reaffirmed South Africa’s commitment to the reform process which has already started and acknowledged the work done by the AU commission and the reform implementation union in consultation with the permanent representatives committee for developing the AU reform roadmap for the period 2018 to 2021,”said the Presidency in a statement.

The session was chaired by President Paul Kagame as chairperson of the AU assembly and was attended by more than 20 Heads of State and Government.

The assembly focused on the AU institutional reform process, took stock of progress made thus far, deliberated on outstanding issues and challenges, and considered a variety of proposals and recommendations. -