37th AU Summit Will Begin This Morning in Addis Ababa

37th AU Summit Will Begin This Morning in Addis Ababa
37th AU Summit Will Begin This Morning in Addis Ababa

Africa-Press – Ethiopia. The 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will begin this morning in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

The two-day meeting will be held under the AU’s theme of the year for 2024 “Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa.”

Leaders of AU member countries, representatives of various international organizations and other invited guest from across the globe are in Addis Ababa to attend the summit.

Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, Current Chairperson of the AU, Comorian President Azali Assoumani, AU Commission Chairperson Mussa Faki Mhamat and United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres are expected to deliver speech on the opening of the assembly today.

The assembly will discuss the status of peace and security on the continent, regional integration, and development among other critical issues.

The launch of the Second Ten-Year Implementation Plan of the AU’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa we want” will also be the highlight of the 37th AU summit.

Agenda 2063 serves as a fifty-year blueprint for Africa’s socio-economic development and integration, adopted by the AU member states after extensive consultations across the continent.

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government is the AU’s supreme policy and decision-making organ. It comprises all Member State Heads of State and Government.

The Assembly determines the AU’s policies, establishes its priorities, adopts its annual programme and monitors the implementation of its policies and decisions.

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