ADDIS ABABA - Prime Minister Bernard Makuza yesterday led Rwanda’s delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend an extraordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
The Premier is representing President Paul Kagame at the summit which, among other things, will deliberate on the state of peace and security on the continent.
The summit is expected to come out with a road map to peacefully resolve the Libyan conflict and also discuss the recent state of events.
The meeting is a follow up on the previous African Union Peace and Security Council decisions which adopted an immediate ceasefire, unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid, protection of foreign nationals, suspension of NATO air strikes and dialogue between the government and rebels in Libya.
It is hoped the summit will lead to a political settlement of the Libyan crisis as well as other political crises the continent is facing.
“The session will be devoted to the consideration of the state of peace and security in Africa in light of challenges and crises facing the continent,” A statement released by AU indicates.
“The summit will provide an opportunity to review the situation in Libya on the basis of the work being carried out by the AU high level ad hoc on Libya and other conflict situations with a view of forging a collective African response towards their early resolution,” it further adds.
The summit will build on earlier PSC decisions and follow up actions taken by the commission and other organs of the AU.
Prime Minister Makuza was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo.