President William Ruto hosted the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (MYCM) of the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities, the Regional Mechanisms.
The high-level meeting brought together heads of state from across the continent and foreign ministers, with President Ruto calling for reforms of the AU.
Present were Presidents Azali Assoumani (Comoros), Ali Bongo (Gabon), Abdel Fattah (Egypt), Macky Sall (Senegal), Ismail Guelleh (Djibouti) and Bola Tinubu (Nigeria), African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki, among others.
The AU meeting took place at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi.
Moreover, more than ten Presidents from different African Countries attended the event.
While speaking during the event, President William Ruto stated that it is possible to build a more integrated, prosperous and stable Africa.
At the same time, the Head of state said Africa must be driven by its own people, leaders and resources adding that the starting point should be reforming of the African Union.
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Besides, Ruto told the session that African integration is unstoppable as it will open doors for unprecedented transformation.
In addition, he pointed out that the African Continental Free Trade Area will be the world’s largest free-trade area, bringing together 54 countries.
“This single market will lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty and boost incomes.”
Furthermore, the President explained that the success of COP27 in Egypt was a signal that Africa is taking off.
“It showed that Africa can speak in one voice and contribute to global development and climate action,” a dispatch from State House read in part.