President Cyril Ramaphosa leads South African delegation to AU Summit in Rwanda, 21 Mar

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) Summit in Kigali, Rwanda scheduled to take place on 21 March 2018.

The theme of the AU for the year 2018, under which its Summits will be held, is: Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa's Transformation.

The AU session is preceded by an Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council from 18-19 March 2018 to consider the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Legal instruments and launch the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The Summit is expected to consider and conclude issues related to the AfCFTA and adopt the Agreement on the Establishment of the AfCFTA.

South Africa is committed to the establishment of an AfCFTA that will boost intra-Africa trade in accordance with the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda 2063.

President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe.

Source: Government of South Africa