PRESS: The summits were originally planned for the end of May and were supposed to have marked one of the highlights of Ramaphosa's year-long tenure as AU chairperson.
CAIRO – 6 December 2020: Egyptian Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will participate, through video conference, in the 14th extraordinary summit of the African Union on Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020.
The summit will commence with a minute of silence in Memory of Fallen Peacekeepers and Victims of Violence in Africa, which will be followed by a statement by the Chairperson of African Union, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of Republic of South Africa.
The summit is expected to adopt a Johannesburg Declaration to “reaffirm their commitment to contributing to an Africa free of conflict and wars,” Ramaphosa’s office said in a statement.
The summits were originally planned for the end of May and were supposed to have marked one of the highlights of Ramaphosa's year-long tenure as AU chairperson, but they had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 lock-downs at the time.
Rachel Morake, a director in the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco), told an Institute for Security Studies (ISS) webinar on Thursday that the AU had acknowledged its aim of silencing the guns could not be realised by the end of this year.