From: Biniam Tekle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 09:09:54 EST
Mottaki in Ethiopia to attend AU summit
Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:02:24 GMT
*Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has arrived in the Ethiopian
capital, Addis Ababa to attend the 12th African Union Summit. *
African heads of state gather each year to discuss the ways to consolidate
the African Union commission across the African continent.
Recent developments in Somalia, Zimbabwe and ways to thwart the continent's
crises as well as the international financial problems are on the Summit's
Iran is an African Union observer and was accepted as one of the strategic
partners of the African continent in the 11th Summit at the Egyptian resort
of Sharm al-Sheikh.
The Iranian Foreign Minister is scheduled to submit President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad's special message to the African Union.
The African Union is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53
African states, established in 2002. The AU was formed as a successor to the
Organization of African Unity and its secretariat, the African Union
Commission, is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 12th African Union summit is being held 1-3 February.
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