Zuma kickstarts African Union Summit

Jacob Zuma

South African president Jacob Zuma

– HOST President, Jacob Zuma, has officially opened the 25th Ordinary African Union (AU) Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event is held at the Sandton International Convention Centre, north of the city.

The Summit is held under the theme “Year of Women Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.”

“We would like to welcome all the Heads of State and Government as well as entire delegations to this historic summit. South Africa is truly honoured to host the leadership of our continent for this crucial Summit,” said Zuma.

“We are pleased to host the most important continental summit on our shores which will discuss key important issues such as the economy of the continent, infrastructure development, peace and security as well as issues of health and human development.”

He said the summit would further discuss how the continent could work together to achieve the objectives of Africa’s Agenda 2063 vision.

“We are expecting a very positive and fruitful summit that will yield positive outcomes.”

Zuma kicked off the AU Summit programme today by participating in the AU Presidential Golf Challenge which aims to raise funds for the African Union Foundation.

“This is a good initiative by the office of the AU Commission Chairperson and as leaders we are committed to grow the purse of the African Union and as South Africa we fully support this initiative,” he said.

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