Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

28 June 2014

Equatorial Guinea: Twenty-Third AU Ordinary Summit Wraps Up in Equatorial Guinea

Malabo — The works of the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) wrapped up Friday afternoon in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, in the presence of the President of the Republic Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz.

held under the theme "agriculture and food security", the two-day summit brought together heads of state and government of the African Union, delegations representing world governments and organizations and media representatives.

During the discussion of the AU Peace and Security Council, African leaders approved a resolution stressing the need to renew the efforts aimed at facilitating an "speedy settlement" to the conflict of Western Sahara, which takes into consideration self-determination of the Saharawi people.

The summit was attended by a very high-level Saharawi delegation led by President Mohamed Abdelaziz and composed of Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, minister of foreign affairs, Mrs. Khira Bulahi, minister of vocational training, employees and public function, Mr. Mhamed Khaddad, coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Mohamed Al-Ouali Akeik, minister of occupied territories, diaspora and national rural, Mr. Bulahi Sayd, minister of construction and urbanization of liberated territories, Mr. Naama Jomani, minister of development, Mr. Hash Ahmed, minister delegate for Latin America, Mr. Hamdi Abeiha, minister delegate for Africa, Mr. Laman Baali, ambassador in Ethiopia and permanent representative to the AU, Mr. Abdati Breika, advisor to the presidency of the Republic, Mrs. Mbarka Al-Mahdi, head of the parliament's external relations committee.

The Saharawi president and the delegation accompanying him arrived Wednesday in Equatorial Guinea, where they received at Mallabo International Airport by Prime Minister Mr. Vicente Ehate Tomi along with some officials in the government of Equatorial Guinea.

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