African Union Summit: Ali Bongo in Addis Ababa


The Head of State of Gabon is taking part in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Organization.

The 29th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government opened this Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The summit, which will be held on the theme « Taking full advantage of the demographic dividend by investing in youth », will provide an opportunity for African leaders to address the institutional reform of the African Union, the follow-up of its implementation Was entrusted to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. It should therefore lead to the financial autonomy of the organization through the implementation of a tax of 0,2% on the imports of each country.

Ali Bongo Ondimba and his counterparts will also address issues of peace and security across the continent and seek solutions to migration issues. The Gabonese president and his peers will take stock of the situation in areas of conflict such as in Mali or the Central African Republic (RCA), a country in which Gabon is engaged in a peacekeeping and stabilization operation.

During this Pan-African event, the youth that is part of the action plan of President Ali Bongo Ondimba will be the focus of attention through a presentation and a round table moderated by Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno . Last January, the Heads of State pledged to invest more in priority sectors such as health and youth employment in particular.

The 29th summit of the African Union, which opened on 27 June with the 34th ordinary session of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREP), ends on Tuesday 4 July. The deliberative bodies of the African Union, representatives of regional communities, civil society, the private sector, the diaspora and partner organizations also participate in the work.