By Abimbola Ogunnaike
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to participate in the Fifth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (5th MYCM) of the African Union (AU), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Regional Mechanisms (RMs), and the African Union Member States.
This is contained in a statement issued on Friday, 14, July, 2023 by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy,
According to Alake, Tinubu would join other Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers of the AU Member-states, and high-level dignitaries at the mid-year meeting, which will take place on Sunday, 16 July, 2023.
The President will present a report on the status of regional integration in ECOWAS, highlighting actions carried out during the period under review by ECOWAS institutions, member-states, the private sector, and other stakeholders to deepen integration through trade, free movement of persons, investment promotion, infrastructure development, peace, security and stability.
The 5th MYCM, which is convening under the AU’s theme for 2023, christened “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation,” will bring together the Bureau of the AU Assembly, comprising the Heads of State and Government from Comoros, Botswana, Burundi, and Senegal, as well as the leaders of the eight RECs.
Recall that three days ago, Tinubu emerged the Chairman of ECOWAS at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the bloc Guinea Bissau.