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Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:16 - Updated Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:19

African Union is in "crucial phase" of its history

ALGIERS - Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mohamat said Saturday that his current visit to Algeria would be an occasion to discuss several key questions relating to the African continent.

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Ethiopia/AU: President of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

Photo: Pedro Parente

Speaking to the press, following his arrival in Algiers, Faki Mahamat expressed "joy to be in Algeria," an AU founding country, and affirmed that the Pan-African organization is in a "crucial phase," marked by the launch of a reform process, several years ago."

During the 31st Summit held in January in Addis Ababa,  "we have taken extremely important decisions, notably about the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), which will be the theme of the coming summit, planned on 21st March in Kigali (Rwanda), the African passport and air transport within the continent," added Faki Mahamat. 

Those three decisions constitute, for him, "key projects for Africa," adding that that it was "quite normal that I come to Algeria to discuss with the government".

Today, the African agenda includes integration and chiefly knowing the African continent, in addition to the African Union reform both in its financial and institutional aspect, besides the questions of peace and security in Africa which represent major concerns," underlined Faki Mahamat.

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"This is an ambitious objective. We are here in Algeria to discuss all those issues," added Faki Mahamat.

The AU Commission chairperson is planned to visit the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), Afripol, the Commission in charge of Energy and the Pan-African University which some  faculties are based in Tlemcen.

 The AU Commission chairperson started a three-day visit to Algeria. APS

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