Media Statement

14 July 2022

Minister Pandor attends the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union on 14 – 15 July 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has undertaken an official visit to attend the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, scheduled to take place on 14 – 15 July 2022, in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Session of the Executive Council - made up of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the African Union member states - will discuss and consider the African Union Budget for 2023.

The Meeting will also consider the following reports:

  • the Report of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Scale of Assessment and Contributions
  • the Report of the Committee of Fifteen Ministers of Finance (F-15)
  • the Report of the Ministerial Committee on African Candidatures within the International System
  • the Report on the Ministerial Follow-up Committee on the Implementation of Agenda 2063

The two-day meeting will also consider for adoption the draft agenda of the Fourth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting between the Bureau of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government and the Chairpersons of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), scheduled to take place on, Sunday, 17 July 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia.

In his capacity as the African Union Champion for the COVID-19 pandemic response on the African Continent, President Cyril Ramaphosa was invited to provide an update regarding the COVID-19 situation on the Continent. President Ramaphosa will be represented by Minister Pandor.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO,‪082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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