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Via Zoom Technology: Al-Mnifi participates in the third midterm coordination meeting between the African Union, the African Union Commission and the Regional Economic Communities.

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Addis Ababa, October 16, 2021 (LANA) - The President of the Presidential Council, "Mohamed Al-Mnifi" valued the efforts exerted in advancing the process of African action and giving impetus to the aspirations of the peoples of the continent through the African Union, the regional economic communities and regional mechanisms, stressing that the year 2021 with its Great challenges, we look forward to achieving what serves the interests of the continent and meets the aspirations of its peoples.

 This came during his participation, via zoom technology, this morning, Saturday, from the city of Tobruk, in the third mid-term coordination meeting between the African Union, the African Union Commission, the regional economic communities, and regional mechanisms, with the participation of President Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, President of the African Union, a number of Heads of State and Government, heads of regional economic communities, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and members of the AU Bureau.

In his speech, Al-Mnifi stressed that integration is the highest form of the ideal continental bloc, which all efforts have been aspiring to since the beginning of the founding of the Organization of African Unity. It will push forward to reach our continent to the position it deserves, but this will only come with a strong political will and speaking with one voice at all regional, continental and international levels.

He pointed out that the Continental Free Trade Area, and other continental programs and strategies have become a reality on the ground.

 He added that we look forward to positively reflecting on encouraging and supporting economies and small and medium enterprises, thus contributing to making the economy of our continent competitive, and not just an economy that depends on Import and consumption, and this always requires at all levels, uniting efforts and speaking with one voice, in order to make the continent completely independent, and self-reliant.

 The President of the Presidential Council affirmed that the Arab Maghreb Union and its states support the efforts of all the regional economic groups, the efforts of the African Union, and the efforts of all member states, which makes continental integration a reality, which will positively reflect on the livelihood and well-being of the African peoples, and on the status of the continent, which we are working hard to raise as a center Advance at all levels, making it a sufficient, effective and unified continent, in the service of future generations.

The Mnifi indicated that Libya is now completely different from the exceptional circumstances it has gone through over the past years, and therefore it is time to activate the assembly's work mechanisms for the economic benefit of the peoples within its scope, and to establish new mechanisms in line with the security conditions experienced by the assembly countries intensifying efforts to combat transnational organized crime and combat extremist groups operating in the countries of the region, stressing that Libya will continue to support the assembly, especially in the mechanisms and aspects of the division of work between the assembly, and other regional economic groups, regional mechanisms, and the African Union.