From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and other African Foreign Ministers gathered in Lusaka, Zambia to deliberate on topical issues affecting the African continent.
Onyeama’s media assistant, Sarah Sanda, in a statement released in Abuja, said Onyeama attended the 41st Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council Meeting.
Sanda revealed that the two-day meeting was held at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Zambia, where the state of regional integration in Africa, update on the African Medicines Agency, operationalization from the Africa CDC, the progress report on the implementation of the African Union Transition Plan, including the quota system and the audit and recruitment skills assessment exercise were discussed.
Sanda said, “The Executive Council meeting, which is the meeting of African Foreign Ministers, considered several issues submitted to it by the Assembly as well as other policy organs of the African Union, by the through the work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives.
“During this session, the Board considered, among other things, the state of regional integration in Africa, the update on the African Medicines Agency, the operationalization of the Africa CDC, the progress report on the implementation of the African Union transition plan, including the quota system and the audit skills assessment and recruitment exercise.”
Sanda added that the meeting also reviewed the level of implementation of various decisions of the Assembly of the Union, including the decision on the composition of the Peace and Security Council and the Crisis Standby Facility of the Union. African Union Peace Fund.
“At the end of the two-day meeting, far-reaching decisions on the issues highlighted were taken by the Executive Council and are contained in the Executive Council Decisions, among them the vote for Rwanda to host the African Medicines Agency (AMA) which is an initiative of the African Union to strengthen the regulatory environment to ensure access to quality, safe and effective medicines, medical products and technologies on the continent,” said said Sanda.