The situation of refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa at the heart of the forthcoming AU Summit

AU Summit. Photo: Aswat


NEWSROOM (ADV) – The African Union Commission (AU) said on Friday that the situation of refugees, returnees and internally displaced people in Africa will be the focus of discussions at the upcoming meeting of African leaders next month.

According to the AU statement issued on Friday, the meeting of the AU Permanent Representatives Committee scheduled for January 15 and 16 will focus on “refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards solutions”, Sustainable displacement in Africa “.

The Committee of Permanent Representatives is expected to meet officials and representatives of the 55 member States of the African Union in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, where the African Union is based.

The 32nd AU Summit will be held a few months after African leaders held the 11th Extraordinary Union Summit in Addis Ababa last November.

This two-day extraordinary summit agreed, inter alia, to a sanctions regime against Member States that would not pay their annual financial contributions to the continental body.

The 31st Summit of the African Union was held on 1 and 2 July last year in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, focusing on combating corruption as well as in trade, peace and security in Africa on the theme “Fighting corruption: a sustainable path to transform Africa”.

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