ALGERIAN FM IN ADDIS FOR AFRICAN UNION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

ADDIS ABABA, Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel arrived Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, from Davos, Switzerland, where he had attended the 2018 World Economic Forum being held in the Swiss resort this week.

Messahel is leading the Algerian delegation to the 32nd session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, to be held Thursday and Friday in Addis Ababa.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for African foreign ministers to start the preparation and finalization of documents to be submitted to the heads of State and Government during their 2018 summit here on Sunday and Monday.

The main issues to be discussed by the Executive Council, made up of foreign ministers, are AU reform, the state of peace and security in Africa and the implementation of Agenda 2063, the AU’s 50-year continental development .”

Messahel will also take part in several ministerial meetings, including that of the Committee of Ten on the reform of the UN Security Council and the monitoring committee on the implementation of the Agenda 2063, the 50-year continental development blueprint.

The Algerian foreign minister is scheduled to chair a session of the Ministerial Council to discuss the scale of contributions by AU member countries towards the organization’s annual budget.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK