Mauritian delegation to attend 12th AU Summit in Ethiopia

Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Deputy Prime Minist-er Rashid Beebeejaun will lead the Mauritian delegation to the 12th African Union (AU) Summit due in Addis Aba b a, Ethiopia, 1-3 February, PANA learnt here Friday.
Also on the delegation will be Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and Interna tional Trade Minister Arvin Boolell.
A top government revealed that the main theme of the Summit would be "Infrastruc ture Development in Africa".
The discussions will also focus on the global financial crisis and its impact on Africa and will culminate in the adoption of a declaration by the Assembly of H e ads of State," the official stated, adding that a strategic plan covering the pe r iod 2009-2012 is also expected to be adopted with a limited number of core prior i ties.
These include the consolidation of the progress achieved in the area of peace an d security, African integration, rendering institutional change more effective, a nd promoting the adoption of common values and principles by Member States.

30 january 2009 15:48:00

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