Panafrican News Agency

Libyan Presidential Council in Malabo to attend two extraordinary AU summits

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, arrived on Thursday evening in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to participate in the two extraordinary summits of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

On his arrival, Mr Al-Manfi was welcomed by the Equatorial Guinean Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, said a statement issued by the Presidential Council in Tripoli.

The two summits will be held on Friday and Saturday, 27 and 28 May, with the participation of a number of heads of state and government from the African continent.

From 25 to 28 May, the African Union will host two extraordinary summits in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea: the Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Donors' Conference and the Extraordinary Summit on Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa, according to an AU communiqué.

The session on terrorism will assess these persistent threats, the current response mechanisms and decide on specific actions and measures needed to strengthen the collective security of member states facing terrorism and violent extremism.

In addition, the Summit will discuss concrete measures needed to curb their rise on the continent. Among other issues, the Assembly will also consider the recommendations of the Accra Declaration on Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa emanating from the AU Reflection Forum, held from 15 to 17 March 2022 in Accra, Ghana.

The AU Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Donors' Conference will review efforts by African leaders to address the current humanitarian challenges facing Africa, which are exacerbated by the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and disasters across the continent, identify sustainable solutions to current humanitarian challenges, in particular humanitarian financing and those contributing to post-conflict recovery, peace and development.

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