17 November 2018
President Ramaphosa to attend AU Extraordinary Summit
President Cyril Ramaphosa has this morning, 17 November 2018, arrived in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, for the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), scheduled for 17 to 18 November 2018.
President Ramaphosa has just concluded his Working Visit to Geneva, Swiss Confederation, where he co-chaired the Fourth Meeting of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
The 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly will focus on the AU Institutional Reform process, take stock of progress made thus far, deliberate on outstanding issues and challenges and consider a variety of proposals and recommendations.
South Africa supports the institutional reforms of the organization and the creation of an efficient and cost-effective union. The reform of the AU is an on-going process, with some of its recommendations already implemented, particularly in relation to the commitment to have members states of the AU assume greater ownership of financing the organisation.
President Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni.
Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson – 072 854 5707
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