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                       DIVISION OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

                                           13th AU SUMMIT

                                  PRESS RELEASE N. 12/2009

      AU AMBASSADORS END DELIBERATIONS ON SUMMIT ITEMS IN SIRTE



                                                                Sirte, 27 June 2009 – The 18th
                                                                Ordinary Session of the Permanent
                                                                Representatives Committee (PRC)
                                                                which kicked off on 24 June 2009,
                                                                ended on 27 June 2009, at the
                                                                Ouagadougou Conference Centre in
                                                                Sirte, Libya. The closing ceremony
                                                                was chaired by Mr. Ali Awidan,
                                                                Libyan Ambassador to the African
                                                                Union and Chairperson of the PRC,
                                                                in the presence of Mr. Erastus
                                                                Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the
                                                                African Union Commission (AUC).

The PRC meeting fell within the framework of the 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly
of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, scheduled for 1-3 July 2009,
under the theme: “Investing in Agriculture for
Economic Growth and Food Security”.

The AU Ambassadors at their 18th Ordinary
session,    discussed     issues  of   high
importance to the development of Africa
including the African Union strategic plan
2009-2012,      the      commitments     for
accelerating the achievement of water and
sanitation goals in Africa and the Progress
Report of the Commission on the
implementation of the joint Africa-EU
strategy and Action Plan. They also
considered the Report of the Commission on
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the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the Progress
Report of the Commission on the Integration of NEPAD into the Structures and Processes
of the African Union.

Present at the closing of the PRC were notably, representatives of the African Union
organs and regional offices, and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), amongst
others.




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