Mushikiwabo Briefs AU Chair on Progress to Host AU Summit
Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo met African Union Chair today, Pres Idriss DÃ©by in Ndjamena to discuss about progress of the preparations for AU Kigali Summit in July.
On her arrival in Chad, Mushikiwabo was warmly welcomed by Idriss Deby and presented to him a message from President Paul Kagame.
In her remarks, Mushikiwabo said, â€œI am here to share with President Idriss Deby about preparations for AU summit and that Rwanda is ready to host the summit.â€
Rwanda is currently finalizing works on infrastructure ahead of the summit scheduled for July.
Chadâ€™s presidency reported that this conversation was held for an hour in presence of different officials in the government.
After this 27th AU summit, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will step down at the end of her four-year term and the AU will choose its next chairperson.
More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the summit. About 50 African heads of state and their spouses, hundreds of senior government officials from across the continent, and heads of diplomatic missions are expected to attend the summit.
An advance team from the African Union Commission will be in Kigali to finalize the program.