African treaty gathers 19 signatures in 29 years

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Twenty-nine years since its adoption, the Convention on Inter-African Technical Cooperation Programme has obtained its 19th signature.
Egypt's Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Shamel Nasser signed the Convention for Cairo, expressing the country's readiness "to share its expertise in the field of science and technology with sisterly African countries.
" Speaking on behalf of the AU Commission chairperson, Social Affairs Commissioner Bience Gawanas welcomed the Egyptian signature and urged member States to expedite the signing and ratification of various AU treaties.
She said ratification of the treaties means equipping the AU so that it could achieve its objectives and enhance South-South cooperation.
The Convention on Inter-African Technical Cooperation was adopted on 1 August 1975 in Kampala, Uganda under the Organisation of African Union, forerunner of the AU.
So far only the Comoros and Uganda have signed and ratified the treaty.

24 september 2004 07:34:00




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