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Egypt to host 2 meetings to discuss Sudan, Libya

April 23, 2019 at 1:57 am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi attends the opening session of the 30th Arab League Summit in Tunis, Tunisia on 31 March 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

The Chairman of the African Union (AU), President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will host a consultative summit of the regional partners of Sudan.

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The summit aims to discuss the latest developments in Sudan, enhance joint action, and discuss the most appropriate ways to deal with these current developments and the way to contribute to promoting stability and peace there.

Many regional organisations involved in the Sudanese affairs are being represented in this summit. The Republic of Congo is currently chairing the International Conference of the Great Lakes, the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, currently chairing the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Troika of the African Union mainly former, current, and future heads of the union, namely Rwanda, Egypt and South Africa and Sudan neighbouring states.

President El-Sisi will also host the Troika summit and the chairmanship of the Libya Committee of the African Union with the participation of the Presidents of Rwanda and South Africa, members of the African Union Troika, as well as the President of the Republic of Congo as Chairman of the AU Libya Committee.

Guests will include:

  • Idriss Déby the President of the Republic of Chad,
  • Ismail Omar Guelleh, the President of the Republic of Djibouti,
  • Paul Kagame the President of the Republic of Rwanda,
  • Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo,
  • Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa
  •  Moussa Faki, the Chairman of the African Union Commission,
  • Demeke Mekonnen, Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister,
  • Tutt Jalawak, South Sudan Adviser for Security Affairs,
  •  Sam Kutesa, Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Uganda,
  • Monica Juma, Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Kenya,
  • Mustafa Suleiman Nigeria Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The summit will discuss the latest developments Libya has witnessed and possible ways to contain the current crisis, revive the political process in Libya, and root out terrorism.