President Kagame in Egypt for summit on Libya, Sudan

The summit, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency, will seek to come up with a joint action and discuss the most appropriate ways to bring stability in Sudan.

President Paul Kagame arrived in Cairo Tuesday in Cairo for a meeting called by his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the African Union Chairperson, to discuss the situations in Sudan and Libya.

The African Union Troika Summit has besides Presidents Kagame and Sisi, attended by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa.

The AU Troika brings together the immediate former AU Chairperson, the current one and the one after, in which case Ramaphosa is the next chair.

Other Heads of State, including Idriss Déby of Chad, Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, attended.

Moussa Faki, the Chairman of the African Union Commission also participated and according to the programme, briefed the Heads of State on the current situation in Sudan.

Faki last week led an AU delegation to Sudan following the announcement by the military that they had removed President Omar al Bashir.

According to reports, he met different factions involved in the conflict.

The summit, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidency, will seek to come up with a joint action and discuss the most appropriate ways to bring stability in Sudan.

Since the removal of President Bashir on April 11 and the subsequent establishment of a military governing council, civilian protestors have refused to leave the streets, demanding for the country to return to civilian rule.

The Heads of State are also expected to discuss the situation in Libya, where forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar have recently launched an attack on the government in Tripoli.

Besides heads of state, several other African countries have sent delegations.

Other international bodies that are part of the meeting include the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

editor@newtimesrwanda.com

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