Zuma in Equatorial Guinea for AU summit

2014-06-25 14:17
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, for the African Union Summit, the Presidency said on Tuesday night.

The summit - the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly -would take place from Wednesday to Friday, spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"The Summit is expected to deliberate amongst others the status of peace and security in Africa, the implementation of Nepad projects, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as the report of the Committee of African Heads of States and Government on Climate Change," said Maharaj.

The summit, themed “2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme”, would also consider the finalisation of the Agenda 2063 Continental Framework, as part of the vision of Africa in the next 50 years.

Zuma would be accompanied Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana, - as well as Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo.

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