According to him, many problems have grown in the last few years on the continent and now, when they are already in a critical situation, they need the government authorities’ attention at all levels, along with the collaboration of regional and international entities.
During the opening ceremony of the 40th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), the Chadian politician and diplomat stressed the need to increase the capacity to respond to natural and man-made disasters.
He also said that, as a matter of urgency, the Commission and the African nations must join forces “in order to fight Covid-19, implement the African Continental Free Trade Area and address other relevant issues.”
Started on Wednesday with the attendance of foreign ministers and other African authorities, the Council’s session will conclude this Thursday.
This Council will present the draft themes, decisions and declarations to be considered by the Heads of State and Government during the 35th AU Summit, to be held on Saturday and Sunday.
Both events, held under the theme “Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development”, have different issues on their agendas, included those of peace and economic growth.