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The African Union Session Ends in Addis Ababa

The 19th ordinary session of the African Union Commission involving the heads of state and government of the African Union concluded under the theme “Boosting Intra-African Trade” in a promising note. The summit took place on 15th and 16th July 2012 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.In the summit the African presidents and the government representatives has exchanged their views on the development agenda of the continent and were also involved in the intense deliberations on the future of the union and its achievements over the last six months.

The outgoing chairperson Dr. Jean Ping thanked the heads of state for having given him the opportunity to serve the continent and for their fruitful contribution to his efforts to develop the continent. He also appreciated his office staff and all the AU employees for their continued support all through his mandate.

The summit also recognized the pan-African vision of Dr. Ping in promoting shared values on the continent and commended his courage, tenacity and availability on the integration agenda of the continent. The next session is scheduled for January 2013.