The Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdouk, has participated in the virtual 34th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union which was held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and due to be concluded on Sunday.
Sudan delegation for the summit has included the Ministers of the Cabinet Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Culture and Information and Health.
The African summit discussed a number of issues, including a report on the continental institution's dealing with to the coronavirus pandemic and their work in coordinating efforts to confront the first and second waves of the pandemic.
The opening sitting has reviewed progress of the periodical report on the institutional reform of the African Union Commission, as well as the election of the new office for the African Union Conference and election of the higher leadership of the African Union Commission.
On the issue of the Renaissance Dam, Dr. Hamdouk pointed out that the solution shall be done within the framework of International Law, especially that the dam is located near the Sudanese border and poses a threat to the security and safety of more than 20 million Sudanese on the banks of the Blue Nile,
In his address, the Prime Minister congratulated the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo for his election as the chairperson of the new session of the African Union.
He underscored what was stated in the Commission's report on the process of institutional reform for the African Union, appreciating the efforts made by all the African Union’s policy-making bodies to achieve Agenda of 2063, and to enable the African Union to become more capable and responsive to achieving its desired role for the interest of the African continent and its prosperity.
He pointed to the importance of the solidarity work across the African Union in order to implement development projects and continental interconnection projects so that the African Union becomes an ideal mechanism to connect the peoples of the continent.
He affirmed the necessity of uniting efforts, harmonizing the roles of African operating entities, and enhancing the institutional frameworks that link the African Union with other sub-regional organizations in Africa towards avoiding any kind of conflict and duplication of roles.
The Prime Minister has participated in the election of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, as Moussa Faki was re-elected as Chairperson of the African Union Commission for a second term of four years, and Mrs. Nassanza Monique of the Republic of Rwanda, was elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.