AU Summit attended by 49 Heads of State, over 10,000 Delegates


Ethiopia has successfully hosted the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union, which was attended by more than 10,000 delegates, 49 heads of state, the UN Secretary-General, and Arab League officials, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During his weekly briefing, Foreign Affairs Spokesman Meles Alem said the session was peacefully conducted due to the strong commitment of the Ethiopian government and the public.
Close to 680 journalists from all over the world also covered the event.
According to Meles, the capacity exhibited by Addis Ababa as Africa’s center for diplomacy and political affairs was demonstrated by the successful conclusion of this summit.
Ethiopia has also played a significant role in the success of AU’s agenda by forwarding constructive ideas which contributed to the amazing summit, he added.
The country has achieved tangible results from the summit in diplomatic relations, image building, political and economic achievements, the spokesperson stressed.
Ethiopia’s contribution to peace and security in Africa and the entire world was also recognized, the spokesman stated.
Meles also pointed out that many countries have shown an interest in working with Ethiopian Airlines to strengthen their aviation industry.
The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union was held from January 22-29 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In a related development, Meles also visited Capital’s headquarters on Wednesday January 31, located around Rwanda Embassy and held talks with the newspaper’s Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief.