2019 AU Day Press Statement
African Union (AU) Day, Saturday 25th May 2019
Theme:Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa
The theme for this year’s AU Day should lead to forging strong ties and fostering international cooperation and partnerships towards creating economic opportunities for the people, especially the African youth to remain on the continent and to contribute their quota towards the development of Africa. Notwithstanding visa restrictions and limitations to free movement of people, goods and services, intra-African trade remains the motor for faster and higher growth and transformational development in the continent. The agenda to transform Africa therefore must place premium on effectualising the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This would create sustainable jobs for the youth in Africa.
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