Rwanda: UN chief to attend African Union summit in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday to attend the 27th Ordinary Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government, it was officially confirmed here on Thursday.

Although the summit will focus mainly on strategies to achieve women's human rights, the UN chief will discuss with African leaders ways towards sustainable peace in South Sudan following last week's bloody conflict between rival groups in the capital city, Juba.

Rwanda's Foreign Affairs minister, Louise Mushikiwabo said that 35 African heads of state have confirmed their participation at the summit.

On the sidelines of the summit, African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS will meet to reaffirm their commitment to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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14 july 2016 19:39:22

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