Minister Pandor to attend the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will attend the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place in Niamey, Niger, from 4 to 5 July 2019.

The Executive Council, which will be chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr Sameh Shoukry, will, among others, prepare for the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Head of State and Government and the Inauguration of the Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and Regional Economic Committees, which will take place on 8 July 2019 in Niger.

Other items on the agenda of the Executive Council Meeting, include consideration of the 2020 budget of the AU, the new structure of the commission, legal instruments for adoption and proposals of the AU theme for 2020.

The meeting will also consider the reports of the various committees of the Executive Council set up to follow up on specific issues, such as Agenda 2063, candidatures to the international system, challenges with regard to the ratification/accession and implementation of the Organisation of African Unity/AU treaties as well as the report of the Ministerial Committee on the International Criminal Court.

Minister Pandor will also support His Excellency, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, during the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Head of State and Government and the Inauguration of the Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and Regional Economic Committees.

Source: Department of International Relations and Cooperation