AfDB President and Bank Delegation to Strengthen Alliances At the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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28th AU Summit. The landmark summit featured Morocco's readmission to the AU.
26 January 2017
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — The 28th African Union Summit is underway at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From January 22-31, 2017, the African Union is holding its 28th Ordinary Session under the theme "Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments for youth".

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina will attend the Summit from January 28-31, 2017.

Highlights of the 28th Summit include a presentation by Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, on the report of the reform of the African Union; a submission of the report on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA); consideration of the bid by Morocco to regain its seat as a member state of the African Union; and the election of a new Chairperson of the Commission with five candidates competing, namely Pelonomi Venson Moitoi (Botswana), Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chad), Agapito Mba Mokuy (Equatorial Guinea), Amina C. Mohammed (Kenya), and Abdoulaye Bathily (Senegal).

The 28th Summit of the African Union will provide an opportunity for President Adesina and other Senior Bank Staff to discuss the Bank's Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative and to reaffirm AfDB's partnership with the African Union.

The AfDB stands ready to scale up its partnership with governments, development partners and the private sector, among others, and to put its finance and expertise at work to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

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