The 38th ordinary session of the African Union Executive Council has urged African countries to join hands to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat said this while listing the AU’s achievements over the past four years.
The session within the framework of the 34th African Union the virtual meeting was attended by foreign ministers of AU member states, the leadership and officials of the AU Commission as well as some representatives from the AU organs.
Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat stressed the AU’s achievements over the past four years.
Explaining that “The panorama of regional integration has made series of gains, of which the most striking was the African continental free trade area launched on Jan 1, as well as the launch of the single African air transport market and the adoption of the protocol on free movement and the African passport guidelines,”
For the Chairperson of the Executive Council Naledi Pandor, COVID-19 has impacted African countries a lot, but also got the countries together to work out new strategies to face the challenge.
“Arts, culture and heritage: levers for building the Africa we want,” creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development.” is the theme for year 2021.