Leaders arriving for AU Banjul summit

Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A number of African heads of state Thursday arrived here to attend the two-day African Union (AU) summit scheduled for 1-2 July, government officials said Friday.
Among those in the country are Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi, who reportedly flew into Dakar, in neighbouring Senegal, and then continued the rest of his journey to the Gambia by road.
The Libyan leader arrived in Banjul with a convoy of over 60 vehicles.
En route, Colonel Kadhafi made occasionally stops to greet crowds of people who lined the route to welcome him.
Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire are among leaders who flew into Banjul by different aircraft Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose country is not part of the African Union, also jetted into Banjul upon the invitation of host President Yahya Jammeh.

30 june 2006 09:15:00




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