African Leaders Continue to Arrive in Addis Ababa for AU Summit

ADDIS ABABA – Heads of State and Government continues to arrive in Addis Ababa to participate in the African Union Summit that is scheduled to be held from 05 to 06 February in Addis Ababa.

At least 14 leaders have arrived at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport until late Friday in addition to five others who came to the Capital on Thursday.

Upon their arrival, high level Ethiopian government officials have warmly received the dignitaries, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

The following leaders have come to Ethiopia on Friday,

1. The President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani,

2. The Vice President of Tanzania Dr. Philip Mpango,

3. President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan,

4. President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,

5. President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa,

6. The Vice President of Uganda Jessica Alupo,

7. The President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema,

8. The president of Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadéra,

9. The Prime minister of Palestine Mohammad Shtayyeh,

10. The Prime Minister of Gabon Rose Christiane Ossouka,

11. The Prime Minister of Chad Albert Pahimi Padacké,

12. The President of Sahrawi Republic Brahim Ghali,

13. The President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani,

14. The President of Burundi Évariste Ndayishimiye,

The summit is taking place under the year 2022 theme, “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”.

The year 2022 also marks the 20th anniversary, since the African Union was officially launched in 2002, as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).