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29th AU Summit kicks off with the 34th Session of the Permanent Representative Committee

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 June 2017: Under the theme of “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth”, the 29th African Union Summit opened Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Thirty Fourth (34th) Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC) in the presence of a Sahrawi delegation representing the Saharawi Republic led by the Permanent Representative African Union, Lamin Baali.
For three days, the 34th Session of the PRC will consider the reports of the various activities of their sub-committees, reports of the AU organs and their activities. The PRC will further exchange views on the draft agenda, as well as the draft Decisions and Declarations of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, and those of the 29th AU Assembly, before adopting its report.
In his first address to the PRC as Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat highlighted the main issues to be considered during the PRC meeting, which include: Reform of the African Union, for which the follow-up of the implementation in addition to peace and security, and implementation of the decision of the 0.2% levy on imports of eligible products in order to ensure in predictable, sustainable and equitable financing of the AU.
SADR’s Permanent Representative stressed during the discussion on Multilateral Cooperation, the need to adhere to the decisions of the Executive Council on the right of all Member States to participate in all partnerships organized by the African Union
The 34th Ordinary Session of the PRC will conclude on 29th June 2017, with the adoption of its report to be submitted to the 31st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council scheduled to hold from 30 June to 1 July 2017.SPS