Abbas to Deliver Keynote Speech at AU Summit in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa, MINA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will deliver a keynote speech at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), kicked off in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

President Abbas is set to deliver a speech and meet with several African officials on the sidelines of the summit, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The summit is expected to present a draft resolution that affirms African rejection of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The draft will include aspects such as rejecting moving any embassy to Jerusalem, ending settlement activities and providing international protection for the Palestinian people.

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The opening ceremony will feature among others, speeches and keynote addresses by Guinean President Alpha Conde, the AU outgoing chairperson; statement by Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat; statement by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres; and a statement by Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

The 30th AU Summit, which is being held under the theme of “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”, will wrap up its works on Monday, according to the AU website.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)