The African Union High-Level Panel for Egypt undertakes a mission to Cairo

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 7, 2014 – As part of the implementation of its mandate, the African Union (AU) High-Level Panel for Egypt is undertaking a visit to Cairo from 6 to 9 April 2014. During this visit, which follows the missions undertaken from 27 July to 5 August 2013 and from 28 August to 5 September 2013, the Panel will meet with the relevant Egyptian government officials and other stakeholders.

It should be recalled that the AU High-Level Panel for Egypt was established on 8 July 2013 by the Chairperson of the Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, following the communiqué on the situation in Egypt adopted by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on 5 July 2013. It is led by former President Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali and comprises former President Festus Gontebanye Mogae of Botswana and former Djibouti Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita.

The Panel submitted a progress report to the 416th meeting of the PSC, held on 29 January 2014 in Addis Ababa. The PSC, in turn, adopted a communiqué in which it expressed its full support to the Panel and requested it to actively pursue the implementation of its mandate.

SOURCE: African Union Commission (AUC)

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