President Farmjo is in Addis Ababa to attend 32nd session of AU summit

Somali president in Addis Ababa to attend the 32nd summit of the African Union (photo courtesy: Villa Somalia)

The 32nd ordinary session of the assembly of the African Union is set to kick off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have arrived for the summit on Saturday.

President Farmaajo is expected to address the summit on Sunday on the issues surrounding the internally displaced persons and refugees in the African continent who large of them make up Somali nationals living in the neighbouring countries as refugees.

The AU Assembly was preceded by the 34th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council that took place from 7 to 8 February 2019.

The Summit is expected to deliberate on a number of other vital issues, including refugees, the institutional reform and financing of the continental body; peace and security on the continent; developments related to the African continental free trade area; and negotiations for a new cooperation agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries and the European Union Post-2020.

As a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity(OAU), and its chair in 1964, 1989 and 1993, Egypt is set to take over the chair of African Union; Egyptian President Abdulfatah Al Sisi as the new chair of the African Union.