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					        AFRICAN UNION                                                   UNION AFRICAINE

                                                                        UNIÃO AFRICANA


       Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA   P. O. Box 3243 Telephone: +251-11-551 7700 Fax: +251-11-5510442


                                          REF: AHRD/PTD/PRO/VM/17/082/02.10
                                          Date:



       The Commission of the African Union presents its compliments to all the
 Embassies and Permanent Representations of Member States to the African
 Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa and has the
 honour to request them to circulate and advertise the Invitation of the Africa
 Union Commission (AUC) and the African Union-United Nations Hybrid
 Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) to a Business Seminar scheduled for 13 April
 2010 at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
       The one day Business Seminar is jointly organized by the African Union
 and the United Nations to raise the awareness of African Suppliers on business
 opportunities and procurement procedures of both institutions.
         The Commission of the African Union wishes to encourage those who would
like to participate in this workshop to secure their visas from their respective
countries. Participants whose countries do not host an Ethiopian Embassies are
encouraged to forward photocopies of the first 3 pages of their passport to AUC
Protocol Division at least one week prior to their travel. Participants are also
encouraged to carry along their invitation letters to assist them to obtain visas on
arrival at Bole International Airport plus US $ 20.00 for visa fees. Furthermore,
flight details should be provided to AUC Protocol Division to the following email
address SelomeA@africa-union.org at least one week before departure
         Participants will be required to pay for their own accommodation and
travel arrangements and expenses to and from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. However,
lunch will be provided by the African Union Commission.
      All this information is available on the African Union (AU) website
 www.africa-union.org and United Nations African Union Operation in Darfur
 (UNAMID) Website http://unamid.unmissions.org.

       The Commission of the African Union avails itself of this opportunity to
 renew to all the Embassies and Permanent Representations to the African Union and
 UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, the assurances of its highest
 consideration.


                                                                  Addis Ababa: 10 March, 2010


All the Permanent Representations of Member States to the African Union