Dr. Naledi Pandor, the minister of international relations and cooperation, has traveled on official business to Lusaka, Zambia in order to attend the 41st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union.
The African Union Budget for 2023 will be discussed and taken into consideration during the session of the Executive Council, which is made up of the foreign ministers of the member states of the African Union.
The following reports will also be discussed during the meeting:
- the Report of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Scale of Assessment and Contributions
- the Report of the Committee of Fifteen Ministers of Finance (F-15)
- the Report of the Ministerial Committee on African Candidatures within the International System
- the Report on the Ministerial Follow-up Committee on the Implementation of Agenda 2063
The draft agenda of the Fourth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting between the Bureau of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government and the Chairpersons of the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Lusaka, Zambia, will also be discussed and possibly adopted during the two-day meeting.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was asked to give an update on the COVID-19 situation on the Continent in his capacity as the African Union Champion for the COVID-19 pandemic response on the African Continent. Minister Pandor will speak as place of President Ramaphosa.