Works of the extraordinary summit scheduled to reform the AU kicks off Thursday

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The Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia./Ph. Tiksa Negeri – Reuters

Works related to the African Union extraordinary summit, scheduled for the 17th and 18th of November, have started on Thursday. On the 5th and 6th of November, the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa hosted a meeting of the Permanent Representatives' Committee of the African Union.

The meeting reviewed the «financial and administrative» reforms of the organization’s Commission, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, the African Parliament and the strengthening of the Peace and Security Council.

The same topic was at the heart of African diplomats’ plans. The new reform aims at establishing a «scale of contributions», «sanctioning states for not contributing financially to the African Union» and creating an «AU Peace Fund», says the union’s document.

For the record, King Mohammed VI spoke on Monday, November the 5th, with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on the phone, said the royal cabinet in a statement.

Their phone conversation comes days before the opening of the «African Union extraordinary summit, scheduled for November the 16th and 17th, in Addis Ababa and during which important decisions will be taken to reform the organization», added the same source.

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