Zuma to lead S. African delegation to AU summit   2014-06-23 04:31:34            

CAPE TOWN, June 22 (Xinhua) -- President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, it was announced on Sunday.

Zuma will be accompanied by several ministers, including Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana- Mashabane and Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the Presidency said.

The summit is scheduled for June 25-27 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea under the theme "2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme".

It is expected that the summit will consider, amongst other issues, the status of peace and security in Africa, the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) projects, the African Peer Review Mechanism, the African Common Position on the Post 2015 Development Agenda as well as the report of the Committee of African Heads of States and Government on Climate Change.

The AU Summit will also deliberate on the finalisation of the Agenda 2063 Continental Framework, as part of the vision of Africa in the next 50 years.

Editor: yan
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