Egypt’s FM Shoukry heads to Ethiopia for African Union summit meetings

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry heads to Ethiopia on Thursday to participate in preparatory meetings for the 29th African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The preparatory meetings will be held on 30 June and 1 July in the Ethiopian capital, followed by the summit itself on 3 and 4 July.

According to the foreign ministry, this year’s African summit will be held under the slogan “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”, with member nations sharing their experiences of empowering young people and preparing them for the future.

Shoukry will also hold a series of meetings with African counterparts, with particular focus on Nile Basin nations, to coordinate on a number of regional and international issues.

The headquaters of the African Union is located in Addis Abba. Source: Ahram online

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