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AU Agrees with Rwanda to Host July’s AU Summit

The African Union (AU) and Rwanda have signed an agreement over the holding of the 27th AU summit in Kigali slated for July 10-18.

Agreement happened on Tuesday at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Djeneba Diarra, Secretary General of the AU Commission, and Hope Tumukunde Gasatura, Rwanda’s ambassador to Ethiopia and permanent representative to AU, signed the agreement on Tuesday at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Speaking on the occasion, Gasatura reiterated her country’s commitment to ensuring a successful AU summit.

Diarra lauded the good cooperation between the AU Commission and the Rwandan government in preparing the 27th AU summit.

The AU Summit is expected to attract over 3,500 people to Kigali who will include Heads of State of AU members States, African Union Commission as well as participants from the different Organs of the AU.

A Summit of African First Ladies is another important event which will feature on the sidelines of the AU meeting. It’s the first time Rwanda is hosting the AU Summit.

Djeneba Diarra, Secretary General of the AU Commission.

By Robert Muriisa.

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