Ramaphosa arrives in Addis Ababa ahead of AU summit

African union passport is close to reality

African union passport is close to reality

President Edgar Lungu is scheduled to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the African Union, 32nd Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government Summit.

Ramaphosa was being accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, and Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the presidency said.

Malanji said President Lungu will hold various bilateral meetings with the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the AU Chairperson of the Commission Moussa Faki and other regional Heads of State.

Hon. Malanji also said this year's Summit was extremely important as it was expected to adopt key transformative legal and structural reforms of the African Union.

President Lungu is expected to return to Lusaka on Sunday, february 10.

Today at the AU in Addis Ababa, I met with political and business leaders from the region and beyond.