Monday 20 November 2017

Eritrea: AU’s delegation visit to Asmara postponed

Eritrea: AU’s delegation visit to Asmara postponed
(APA 07/11/17)
Smail Chergui, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security

The visit to Eritrea's capital Asmara by an African Union (AU) High Level delegation has been postponed, according to a statement from the pan-African bloc on Monday.

The chairperson of the AU Commission announced on July 3 during the 29th AU summit that the high-level delegation led by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, would travel to the Horn of African nation.

The delegation was to discuss with the Eritrean authorities the developments in the region, and also exchange views on the AU's initiative to develop a Horn of Africa Strategy, said the chairperson.

At the request of the Eritrean authorities and due to a conflicting calendar, new dates will be agreed upon through consultations with the Eritrean government, said the statement.

The chairperson of the AU Commission has reiterated his determination to spare no effort in promoting dialogue, peace and security in the Horn of Africa, the statement added.

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