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Migiro travels to Libya for African Union summit

Migiro travels to Libya for African Union summit

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro
Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will represent the United Nations at this week’s African Union (AU) summit in Sirte, Libya, it was announced today.

Ms. Migiro departs today for Sirte, site of the 13th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly, which will be held from 1–3 July, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters.

She is scheduled to address the opening session of the Assembly on “Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security,” the theme of this year’s summit.

The deputy UN chief is also slated to conduct bilateral meetings with officials from Governments and multilateral organizations.

Established in 2002, the 53-member AU is the successor to the Organization of African Unity and seeks to promote the socio-economic integration of the continent, as well as greater unity between the countries and peoples of Africa.