Ethiopia: Sisi vows to ‘modernise’ African economy as he assumes AU chairmanship

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to strengthen African economic development and tackle the migration crisis facing the continent while speaking at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on Monday. Al-Sisi was elected chairman of the African Union on Sunday, during the first day of the the annual two-day summit. The Egyptian president vowed to... Еще «strengthen the basis of sustainable development in order to provide more job opportunities to our youth» as well to «solve the problems of the refugees, IDPs (internally displaced persons) and migrants.» «We will work together towards strengthening ties with international partners, international and regional organisations and economic groups… in order to build the industrial capacity of our continent and modernise the economy of our continent,» al-Sisi continued. Al-Sisi took over as head of the African Union from Rwandan President Paul Kagame. The post changes annually between the five different regions of Africa.

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