President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (l), Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a meeting on the sidelines of the 32nd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. February 10, 2019. Press Photo
Only 44 out of 55 member states have signed AfCFTA deal, which aims to create a single, continental free-tariff market for goods and services.
The African leaders, led by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, will approve the decision on the second day of the 32nd African Summit on Monday, February 11, the spokesman said.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the African Union’s Executive Council meetings of foreign ministers, currently held in Addis Ababa.
The meetings, which started on Thursday, are preparing for the 32nd African summit that will kick off here on Sunday in which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will take part.
The two-day meetings will set the stage for the 32nd African Summit, during which President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will receive the AU presidency. The summit will be held on Sunday and Monday.
The summit will discuss the situation of Southern Sudan as well as security and migration problems in Africa, the statement added.
Haftar officially apologized for participating in the African Summit on the Libyan crisis on Saturday in Brazzaville
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry departed Cairo Friday morning heading to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila in Cairo on Saturday, to discuss bilateral and international issues of mutual concern.