The 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union is officially opened today (February 6) at 10:00 EAT in Addis Ababa in the presence of the leaders and officials of the AU Commission.
The opening ceremony included, among others, a speech by the Chairperson of the Executive Council, and a welcome remark by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The Executive Council will consider the draft agenda and the draft decisions and declarations of the Assembly with appropriate recommendations for consideration by the Heads of State scheduled to take place from 9-10 February 2020.
The meeting of the Executive Council brings together all the Ministers of the 55 African Union Member States based in Addis Ababa, as well as AU officials.
For two days Participants will deliberate on the report of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC); the Annual Report on the Activities of the Union and its Organs for the period of January to December 2019 and the 14th Report of the Africa Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson on the implementation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA).