Rwanda President Paul Kagame.

Rwanda will July this year host the Africa Union Summit, an event previously held in three other countries in Africa: Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa.

And, on hosting this year’s summit Rwandan President Paul Kagame will become only the second leader in the EA region in recent times to hold the chairmanship after former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, who held the chairmanship between January 2008 and February 2009.

In regard to hosting this year’s summit Ms Hope Tumukunde, Rwanda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and African Union, today signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that gives details of the material and technical commitments for organizing the summit.

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“The signing of this MoU today is merely symbolic; Rwanda has and continues to put all in place to make the Kigali Summit memorable, in terms of organisation components and as regards quality outcomes of the summit,” Ms Tumukunde is quoted in a statement that was released by the Rwandan Embassy in Ethiopia, which also doubles as the permanent mission to the AU and UNECA.


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