The AU summit focused on development and security issues

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The two-day African Union (AU) 35th Summit concluded on February 6 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The theme of the summit is “Building recovery nutrition systems on the African Continent: Accelerating Human Capital, Social and economic Development”, focusing on accelerating Africa’s economic and social development and regional security in the face of the pandemic.African Union Commission Chairman Faki said that while strengthening and upholding multilateralism, African countries need to continue to make joint efforts to contain the spread of the epidemic, deal with the challenges brought by terrorism and speed up the economic and social development of the African continent.Senegal President Maki Sall, the new rotating chair of the African Union, pointed out that the current situation of the African people and the future development of its member states are urgent issues for African leaders to consider.African countries should unite as one to accelerate Africa’s economic and social transformation.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a video address at the meeting, calling on the international community to increase investment in Africa and support the development of the Continent’s free trade Area.Regional security issues were also discussed.Since the last summit, at least four regional countries have reportedly been suspended from the African Union due to coups and other reasons.Faki said at a press conference after the meeting that the issue of peace and security in Africa has always been of great concern.The AU strongly condemns the unconstitutional change of government and is committed to resolving the issue through the mechanisms adopted by the Peace and Security Council.President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo stressed that terrorism and extremism still threaten the architecture of peace and security in Africa, guns should be eliminated from the continent, and called for joint efforts by all parties to realize agenda 2063 of the African Union.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), novel coronavirus cases on the Continent have been declining for weeks in a row, but only 11% of the African population is now fully vaccinated.To reach the target of vaccinating 70 per cent of the population by the middle of this year, vaccination rates will need to rise dramatically.Faki says there is an urgent need to improve health systems in Africa.In the future, the African CDC and the African Medicines Agency will play a leading role in responding to the epidemic and promoting the implementation of public health strategies.(Johannesburg, February 8) People’s Daily (February 09, 2022 edition 17) (Editor: Guo Tingting, Zhang Jun) Share so that more people can see