Ethiopia hosting African Union meeting

The ministerial meeting, Executive Council as it is officially called, will get down to business in earnest on Monday.

Ethiopia hosting African Union meeting

World Bulletin / News Desk

How to deal with international crimes and the situation in the Middle East and Palestine will be deliberated when African foreign ministers meet at the African Union (AU) Executive Council in Ethiopia on Monday.

They will meet for two days in Addis Ababa, ahead of the upcoming 22nd AU Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The ministers will deliberate on issues including the situation in the Middle East and Palestine, as well as ways and means of granting competence to the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to deal with international crimes.

“One of the high moments during the Executive Council meeting will be the election of the Peace and Security Council for a two-year mandate as well as the election of the president and vice president of the Pan-African University Council,” a press statement said.

The foreign ministers will also be setting agenda items for their heads of state to endorse at the AU Summit, which begins on Thursday and will focus on agriculture and food security.

The African leaders are expected to assess the achievements and challenges of the past decade in regards to the implementation of the continental food security and agriculture development plan.

The leaders will also examine conflicts throughout the contintent, including in the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

Ethiopian, Algerian FMs sign cooperation agreements

Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom and his visiting Algerian counterpart Ramatane Lamamra signed on Sunday bilateral cooperation agreements in the areas of culture, tourism, media content exchange and capacity-building.

In addition to the agreements, both countries developed a memorandum of understanding on exploring natural resource, particularly petroleum and gas.

Ethiopia and Algeria signed a strategic partnership agreement last June in the Algerian capital Algiers.

Cevital, a major Algerian manufacturer of food products, is planning to establish a sugar mill in Oromia, one of the nine ethnically-based regional states of Ethiopia.

The two countries established diplomatic relations in the 1960s.

Haile Selassie, who was the Emperor of Ethiopia between 1930 to 1974, played a significant role in mediating a border conflict between Algeria and Morocco.

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic enjoys full support from both countries.

Last Mod: 27 Ocak 2014, 11:33
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