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Ethiopia: Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa for AU session

Cape Town, South Africa - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the African Union (AU) summit which gets underway Thursday, under the theme: '2014 - Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme'.


The Summit agenda includes issues of food security, the status of peace and security in Africa, Africa's relations with the International Criminal Court, the implementation of NEPAD projects, the African Common Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Zuma would present South Africa's APRM report for the period October 2010 to January 2013, in pursuit of the objectives enshrined in the Constitutive Act of the African Union.

Following the celebration of the Golden Jubilee on the existence of the OAU/AU in 2013, the Summit is also expected to continue its deliberations on the process of finalising the continental vision for the next 50 years, called Agenda 2063, a view of Africa in the next 50 years as discussed in various fora across the Continent.

President Zuma's delegation includes Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation; Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Public Service and Administration;  Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans; Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of State Security; Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Ayanda Dlodlo, Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration.

Pana 29/01/2014