The Fifth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (5thMYCM) of the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Regional Mechanisms (RMs), and the African Union Member States is scheduled to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. President Bola Tinubu will attend.
According to a statement released on Friday by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Tinubu will attend the mid-year meeting on Sunday, July 16, along with other heads of state and government, the foreign ministers of AU Member-States, and high-ranking dignitaries.
The President will give a report on the state of regional integration in ECOWAS, highlighting efforts made by ECOWAS institutions, member states, the private sector, and other stakeholders to advance integration through trade, freedom of movement for people and goods, promoting investment, developing infrastructure, and maintaining peace, security, and stability during the period under review.
The Bureau of the AU Assembly, which consists of the Heads of State and Government from Comoros, Botswana, Burundi, and Senegal, will attend the 5th MYCM, which is taking place under the AU’s theme for 2023, “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation,” along with the heads of the eight RECs.
Recall that at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the bloc in Guinea Bissau three days ago, Tinubu was elected Chairman of ECOWAS.