NEPAD Heads of State and Government Summit & Press Briefing Chaired by President Macky Sall

WHAT: Media is invited to attend the official opening of the 34th NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) meeting at the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The HSGOC meeting will be followed by a press after the closing ceremony chaired by President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall.

WHEN: Friday, 29 January 2016

Opening of HSGOC meeting: 10:00 — 10:30

Press Briefing: 13:00 — 13:30

WHO:

OPENING CEREMONY

Statement of welcome to H.E. John P. MAGUFULI, President of United Republic of Tanzania

Statement - H.E. Robert MUGABE, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chairperson of the African Union

Statement - H.E. Dr. Nkosazana DLAMINI ZUMA, Chairperson of African Union Commission

Opening Statement - H.E. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC)

Press briefing:

Chair - H.E. Macky SALL, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the HSGOC

H.E. Dr. Ibrahim MAYAKI, NEPAD Agency Chief Executive Officer and Interim CEO of African Peer Review Mechanism

WHERE: Medium Conference Hall, African Union Conference Centre (AUCC)

Press briefing: Medium Conference Hall, AUCC

Background Information:

Twenty African leaders who make up the membership of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee - HSGOC will meet in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa ahead of the 26th AU Summit. The HSGOC provides leadership to the NEPAD process and sets policies, priorities and the programmes of action. The 20-member committee includes the five founding countries of NEPAD — Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt.

On the agenda:

Progress Report on NEPAD Presidential Infrastructure Championship Initiative - H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa

Skills and Migration — UN Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary — Dr. Carlos Lopes

NEPAD's role in the implementation of Agenda 2063 — Infrastructure, Agriculture, Energy

Africa's Partnerships Engagements



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