Posted by in News on July 11, 2016

Kigali Braces up Ahead of the 27th African Union Summit

Rwanda: The Republic of Rwanda will host from 10 to 18 July 2016, the 27th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) under the theme: “2016: Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women”.  The Summit will officially kick off on 10 July 2016 with the Thirty-second (32nd) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) at the Kigali Convention Center (KCC). The Ambassadors of AU Member States who constitute the PRC, will discuss items on the agenda in preparation for the 27th AU Summit, to be submitted to the Executive Council for adoption.

Meanwhile, during the Summit, the African Union (AU) is expected to launch the AU Passport a flagship project of Africa’s Agenda 2063 with the view to facilitate free movement of persons, goods and services around the continent – in order to foster intra-Africa trade, integration and socio-economic development. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Dlamini Zuma, has described this initiative as both symbolic and significant, calling it a “steady step toward the objective of creating a strong, prosperous and integrated Africa, driven by its own citizens and capable of taking its rightful place on the world stage.”

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Source: African Union