PLANNED VISIT BY AU HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION TO ERITREA POSTPONED

ADDIS ABABA,The visit to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, by an African Union (AU) High-Level delegation has been postponed, according to a statement from the continental body here.

The Chairperson of the AU Commission announced on July 3 during the 29th AU summit that the high-level delegation, led by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, would travel to the Horn of Africa nation.

The delegation is to discuss with the Eritrean authorities developments in the sub-region, and also exchange views on the AU’s initiative to develop a Horn of Africa Strategy, said the chairperson.

At the request of the Eritrean authorities and in view of a conflicting calendar, new dates will be agreed upon through consultations with the Eritrean government, said the statement.

The chairperson of the AU Commission has reiterated his determination to spare no effort in promoting dialogue, peace and security in the Horn of Africa, the statement added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK