FILE – Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry
FILE – Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry

Shoukry to join AU's institutional reform meetings in Addis Ababa

Fri, May. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 May 2018: Sameh Shoukry will participate in the African Union's institutional reform meeting which will be held Saturday at the AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa, the ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Thursday.

This meeting comes in the framework of Egypt’s keenness to implement the recommendations of the AU's institutional reform, in addition to reaching an agreement on the reform process path among its member states, Abu Zeid stated in a statement.
Abu Zeid noted that the meeting “comes at a very important time,” in light of Egypt’s leadership of the African Union in 2019 in addition to the January 2018 summit’s resolution about implementing the AU’s institutional reform. 

Shoukry will also take part in the AU’s presidency bureau meetings on behalf of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The African Union Institutional Reform Process includes a group of 15 ministers of foreign affairs, heads of Regional Economic Communities and the Bureau of the Assembly.
Two years after the launch of the AU reforms, the process is still underway to deal with narrowing the priorities of the AU, streamlining the AU Commission and ensuring its independence from outside donors.
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