Source: All Africa
"By taking part in the 24th African Union (AU) Summit, January 30-31 in Addis Ababa, Tunisia makes a comeback on the African scene," official Spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic Moez Sinaoui said, Thursday.
President Beji Caid Essebsi who left for Ethiopia in his first travel abroad since he has taken power, is accompanied by a high-level delegation to the Summit.
According to Sinaoui, Caid Essebsi will deliver a speech at the opening session of the Summit and will have a set of talks with African leaders, including Egyptian President Abdelfatteh Sissi.
On the sidelines of the African Summit, Tunisia will ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Women's Rights in Africa, he announced.
Secretary of State to Foreign Affairs Faycal Gouia took part in the Summit's preparatory meetings, accompanied by a delegation of his department.
The 24th AU Summit is organised, January 30-31 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the theme: "Year of Women's Empowerment and Development towards Africa's Agenda 2063."