Kigali, Rwanda, 15 March 2018: “I am once again honoured to address the Permanent Representatives’ Committee, the linchpin of the African Union, on the occasion of preparations for the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly convened for the purpose of executing the decision taken by our Heads of State and Government to lend a strong impetus to the implementation of one of our flagship projects, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ”, said H.E Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), during the opening ceremony of the Permanent Representat
Your Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission;
Excellences, members of the PRC;
Excellences Heads of Regional Economic Communities;
Your Excellences Commissioners and staff of the AU present;
Ladies and gentlemen;
Let me begin by warmly welcoming you all to this session of the Permanent Representatives Committee.
It is also my pleasure to welcome you all to Kigali and hope that your stay will be memorable.
Draft Statement by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the Meeting of the Permanent Representatives’ Committeeat the Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly on the Continental Free Trade AreaExtraordinary Session of the AU Assembly on the Continental Free Trade Area held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 17to 21 March 2018
Meeting of the Permanent Representatives’ Committee
17 March 2018
Kigali, 16 March 2018: African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, today, to take part in the African Union Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area, on 21 March 2018, as well as in preparatory meetings at the level of the Permanent Representatives Committee and the Executive Council. He will also take part in the Business Forum that will be held on the margins of the Summit, and take the opportunity to interact with private sector representatives.
Kigali, Rwanda, 15 March 2018: Mr. Mourad Ben Dhiab, Secretary General (SG) of the African Union, Commission (AUC) and Mr. Claude Nikobisanezwe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Cooperation & EAC of the Republic of Rwanda, representing the host country, on Thursday 15 March 2018, signed a host agreement for hosting the meetings of the Permanent Representatives Committee, the Eighteenth Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council and the Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government.
Media advisory note for the Extraordinary session of the assembly of the African Union on the AfCFTA
Kigali, Republic of Rwanda
17-21 march 2018
AU THEME OF THE YEAR 2018: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”,
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