AUC Chairperson

Resolve Ukraine Issue via dialogue, AU Chair urges Russian FM

ADDIS ABABA – Chairperson of African Union Commission has called for an urgent dialogue to address the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said this after a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday afternoon.

“I received a call from Russian foreign minister Sergei,” tweeted Mahamat. “I stressed for the need to respect international law and urged for dialogue for a peaceful solution to the conflict between #Russia and #Ukraine.”

The conflict, which started on Feb. 24, led to one of the largest displacements of civilians in recent history, sparking outrage across the globe.