Kibaki in Addis for AU Summit

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki left Friday for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a a three-day official visit, the Presidential Press Service (PPS) said.

While In the Ethiopian capital, Kibaki will attend the 20th Summit of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government and the 353rd Peace and Security Council meeting.

The theme of the 20th ordinary session of the AU Summit is “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.”

On the sideline of the AU Summit, the president is scheduled to participate in a meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change.

Kenya, a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has nominated the Deputy Executive Director of UNEP Ambassador Amina Mohamed for the post of WTO Director-General and has mounted a spirited campaign to solicit support from other member states

The current Director General of WTO Pascal Lamy of France is retiring in August this year.

President Kibaki is accompanied by Cabinet ministers Sam Ongeri (foreign affairs), Wycliffe Oparanya (planning) and Attorney General Githu Muigai, among other senior government officials.
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25 january 2013 16:49:12




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