Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

20 January 2015

Western Sahara: Preparatory Meetings for AU Summit Kicks Off in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa — Permanent Representatives' Committee of the African Union has started its preparatory meetings ahead of the 24th summit of heads of state and government of the AU, to be celebrated in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, from 23 to 31 January 2015.

The committee focuses on the reports submitted by AU institutions and specialized sectors about a wide range of political, social, economic, agricultural, technical, administrative, judicial, scientific, cultural, environmental and health issues. It also examines the topic of international cooperation and partnership.

In the coming year, the African Union will give a special attention to the empowerment of women as to the assessment of the efforts being undertaken by the AU and international groups in establishing peace and security in the continent.

The Saharawi Republic (SADR), a full pledged member of the AU, is represented by a delegation at these preparatory meetings.

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