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African Top Diplomats Due in Kigali This Weekend

by KT Press Staff Writer
8:17 pm

AU leaders in Kigali for the 27th African Union Summit | Kigali, 17 July 2016

President Paul Kagame will this weekend be hosting over 40 foreign ministers from African countries as well as Ambassadors to AU to discuss the way forward in the implementation of AU reform proposals.

The Rwanda foreign ministry said Thursday in a statement that the top diplomats will be in the country on May 7 to meet Kagame.

In July 2016, at the 27th African Union Summit, AU leaders entrusted Kagame of Rwanda with the mandate to lead the African Union reforms. The leaders want to enable the Union to better meet its mission’s goal and truly serve African citizens.

In January this year, the proposed reforms were adopted by all Heads of State and Governments.

Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said on Twitter: “Rwanda extends a warm welcome to African Foreign Ministers and Ambassadors to the African Union, in Kigali this weekend! Agenda: African Union Reform.”

Proposed key AU reforms include:

• Making sure Africa speaks with one voice and better manages its partnership with the rest of the world.

• Financing the African Union activities to ensure sustainability.

• Managing the business of the African Union more efficiently and effectively.