AU Executive Council meets

The Minster for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono, is attending the 34th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council. Following deliberations, an agenda was adopted for the 32nd Ordinary Session of heads of State and Governments, planned for 10th and 11th February.

Over two consecutive days, the ministers for Foreign Affairs from member States will look at the 42 dossiers submitted by the Committee of permanent representatives, made up of various reports, proposals and projects on regulations, statutes and laws for various AU bodies, together with reports on activities undertaken by the bodies in the last six months. Through that, the overall situation will be evaluated for the continent, with a view to drawing up an agenda for the 32nd summit.

During the deliberations, the Minister for Foreign Affairs once again insisted on the need to approve the request made by Equatorial Guinea to accommodate the headquarters of the AU body on international law, with the adoption of measures and criteria required to accommodate bodies of the institution, by making available a modern, suitable, safe infrastructure, and the requirements of the Convention on Prerogatives and Immunities in Diplomatic Relations.

The Equatoguinean minister declared his disagreement with what he described as the long bureaucracy, and described it as an obstacle to meeting the challenges in agenda 2063.

Following his presentation, everything seems to indicate that there may be light on the horizon for the question which has been on the table for three years.

The work of the council will end on 8th February. The arrival of the Heads of State is expected on 9th , and the summit itself will take place on 10th and 11th February.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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