Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, at the head of an eight-member delegation, is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).  The Liberian delegation also includes the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morias.

Foreign Minister Ngafuan is to represent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Summit of AU Heads of State and Government.   The President could not attend the AU Summit due to pressing national engagements.

The 20th Ordinary Session is being held under the theme “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance.”

While in the Ethiopian capital, Minister Ngafuan is also expected to represent President Johnson Sirleaf at the African Leaders Malaria Initiative (ALMA) Luncheon to be hosted by the President of the Republic of Mozambique and Deputy Chair of ALMA, Armando Guebuza. President Johnson Sirleaf is the current Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Initiative.

Minister Ngafuan and delegation will also hold series of discussions with Liberia’s bilateral partners including the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, TedorosAdhanom and the British Minister for Africa and International Energy, Mark Simmonds.