Angola: Foreign Minister in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa — The Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Rebelo Chikoti, is since Monday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to attend the African Union Summit from January 27-28. Accompanying the minster are the secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, high ranking officials of the sector and members of the Angolan diplomatic mission to the African Union.

The African Union was founded on 11 July 2000 to replace the Organisatin of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963.

It was created to both place Africa in the world economic panorama and address the social, economic and political problems facing the continent.

Other purposes includee to accelerate the sócio-economic integration of the continent with a view to reinforcing unity and solidarity among the African countries and peoples , promote peace, stability and security.

Meanwhile, ahead of the African Union Summit, Angola recieved the visits of the acting chairman of the continental organisation, the Beninese head of State, Tomás Boni Yayi, on January 14, followed by the South African president, on January 16.

The two reviewed with the Angolan head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the situation in Africa, particularly in Mali, Central Africa Republic, Domcratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, South Sudan and Somalia.

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