AUC Chief in Rwanda for Extraordinary Summit on the Free Trade Area

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday to take part in the African Union Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area, scheduled to hold on 21 March 2018.

He will also be part of the preparatory meetings at the level of the Permanent Representatives Committee and the Executive Council, according to African Union (AU) media outlet, which indicated that Mahamat will take part in the Business Forum that will be held on the margins of the Summit, and take the opportunity to interact with private-sector representatives.

The Kigali Extraordinary Summit was agreed to during the ordinary session of the Assembly of the Union held in Addis Ababa in late January 2018.

The Free Trade Area is one of the flagship projects of the First Ten-Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063 and aims to deepen the integration process.

It is being driven forward along with other key related initiatives such as the Single African Air Transport Market and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons and the African Passport.

During his visit, Mahamat will hold consultations with a number of Heads of State and Government on other important aspects of the African agenda, including peace and security and the institutional reform of the African Union.
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17 march 2018 07:00:45

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