Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt and the incoming chairperson of the African Union (AU), attends a news conference during a closing of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union annual summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 11, 2019. REUTER Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt and the incoming chairperson of the African Union (AU), attends a news conference during a closing of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union annual summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 11, 2019. REUTER

Sisi stresses joint efforts at AU summit closing session

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019
ADDIS ABABA – 11 February 2019: The 32nd African Union (AU) Summit was a real success, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Monday.

The president gave his remarks during his speech at the closing session of the AU 32nd Ordinary Summit, which kicked off on February 10 in Addis Ababa.

Sisi stated that the union would work, under Egypt's current presidency, on boosting sustainable development to create more jobs for African youth, noting that the summit enhanced African solidarity regarding many challenges at stake.

He further said that the summit helped prioritize African joint work.

As the-newly-elected chairperson of the AU, Sisi thanked all the staff of the AU Commission for their efforts.

He also extended his appreciation to all the summit participants.
The president also gave out the African Union's Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence, and other prizes in the field of women empowerment.

Among the honorees is Egyptian professor Abdel Shafi Fahmi Ebada, who received the award for his excellent performance in the field of magnetic fields.

Sisi also honored FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

The Ghanaian, Burkinabe, Rwandan, South African and Namibian presidents were also honored for their efforts in the field of women empowerment.
 
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