Zuma heads to AU summit

2010-01-29 13:05

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the

African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, the department of

international relations has said.

Zuma, as the mediator in Zimbabwe, is expected give a report on the

latest political developments in Zimbabwe and the outcomes of the Southern

African Development Community summit held in Maputo on January 7.

In a statement on Friday, the department said the government’s

participation in the 14th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit was

part of its foreign policy objective of consolidating the African Agenda.

The African Agenda seeks to promote peace and security on the

continent, strengthen the pursuit of good governance and democracy, deepen

regional integration, develop skills and build capacity within the organs of the

AU and advance Africa’s development agenda.

The summit will receive a report on information communication

technologies (ICT) from the AU executive council, underway in Addis Ababa.

Zuma would be supported by International Relations and Co-operation

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, Public

Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi and senior government

officials.

Zuma was expected to return to South Africa on February 2.


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