Zuma arrives at AU summit

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 22nd annual African Union (AU) summit, the presidency said on Tuesday.

The theme of the summit was “2014-Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa, Marking the 10th Anniversary of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme”, spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

Topics to be discussed included food security, the status of peace and security on the continent, and Africa's relations with the International Criminal Court.

Zuma would present South Africa's African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report for the period October 2010 to January 2013.

The APRM is self-monitoring mechanism of the AU member states to ensure they conform to the principles of democracy and political governance, economic governance, corporate governance and socio-economic development.

The AU's 50th anniversary would be celebrated at the summit and the continent's vision for the next 50 years, called Agenda 2063, would also be discussed, Maharaj said.

Zuma is accompanied by the ministers of international relations and co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, public service and administration Lindiwe Sisulu, defence and military veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, state security Siyabonga Cwele, and agriculture, forestry and fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson.


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