ADDIS-ABEBA – The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday revealed that the situation of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Africa (IDPs) will be at the heart of the discussions during the meeting. next meeting of African leaders next month.
According to a statement released by the AU on Friday, the session of the AU Committee of Permanent Representatives, scheduled to meet on 15 and 16 January, will focus on "Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: Towards Sustainable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa "
The meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee is expected to bring together officials and representatives of the 55 members of the African Union in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, where the pan-African bloc is located. The 32nd AU Summit will be held months after African leaders convened the 11th Extraordinary Union Summit in Addis Ababa last November.
This extraordinary two-day historic summit approved, among other things, a sanctions regime against member states that would not pay their annual financial contributions to the continental body.
The 31st AU Summit was held on 1 and 2 July last year in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania, and focused on the fight against corruption as well as on the areas of trade , peace and security in Africa on the theme "Fighting corruption: a sustainable path to Africa's transformation"