Friday, 31 May 2013
PRESS RELEASE N.42/21st AU SUMMIT
AUC Chairperson receives Newly Accredited Ambassadors of Lithuania and ACBF to the AU
Addis Ababa, 29 May 2013 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, today, Wednesday 29 May 2013, received in audience at the African Union (AU) headquarters Mrs. Asta Skaispiryte Liauskiene, newly accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in the United Kingdom, Ambassador Liauskiene presented her letter of credence to the AUC Chairperson and a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania for the successful organization of the golden jubilee celebration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU). The Ambassador expressed the wish for her country to have an observer’s status in the AU.
The two personalities discussed among other things, the issue of women’s empowerment.
On the other hand, Dr. Dlamini Zuma also received in her office the newly accredited representative of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) to the AUC, Amb. Samuel Assefa.
The issue of agriculture among others was discussed, stressing on capacity building to be reinforced in this sector.
The AUC Chairperson commended the work done so far by the Foundation, underscoring the need for all African countries to be involved in the ACBF projects.
Ambassador Assefa expressed the wish for the Commission to support agriculture activities in some pilot African countries with ACBF support.