President Felix Tshisekedi participates in AU conference bureau meeting

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Kinshasa, May 12th, 2022 (CPA) – The President of the Republic, Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, participated, on Tuesday, by videoconference, in the meeting of the bureau of the African Union conference from his office in the city of the African Union (AU).

According to a source from the Presidency of the Republic, several subjects were at the center of this meeting, in particular access to international purchasing and distribution platforms, vaccines produced in Africa, the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis on the Africa, elections to the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) as well as consultations to complete the composition of the Bureau of the African Union Conference for 2022 financial year.

Three highlights marked this meeting, namely, the opening remarks delivered by the President of Senegal and current Chairman of the African Union, Macky Sall; the introductory remarks made by the Chairperson of AU Commission, Moussa Faki; the exchanges between the members of the office; and finally, miscellaneous matters before the close of the day’s meeting.

The African Union Assembly is the supreme organ of the African Union (AU). It is composed of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States, or their accredited representatives.

The Assembly is the main decision-making organ of AU; his powers are considerable within the organization. In particular, it specifies the general orientation of the policies to be pursued by the African Union, and authorizes the latter to intervene in a Member State in the event of a serious crisis (war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide).

The Member States of the African Union are 55 in number. This is all the States present on the African continent. ACP/