Bashir, Kagame for Ethiopia security forum


Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir will take part in the fifth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa which will kick-off on Saturday in Ethiopia.

Organisers told Sudan Tribune the Sudanese president is expected to arrive in Ethiopia on Friday leading a high-level delegation.

Al- Bashir and his delegation will be leaving for the Northern Bahir-Dar city of Amhara Regional State where the delegation will participate in the continental Security Forum due to be held on 16-17 April, 2016.

He had been participating on the previous Tana security forum under invitations from Ethiopian prime minister.

Over 200 participants including a number of African heads of state and governments, academics, representatives of NGOs and officials of regional, continental and international organisations.

Bashir is also expected to discuss with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other senior government officials on bilateral cooperation and on regional security concerns as well as on other crises troubling the east African region.

Africa’s role in global security and peace mission will be high on agenda for discussion during the two-day event which will be held under the theme “Africa in the Global Security Agenda”

Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan will be a keynote speaker to address peace and security-related issues of the continent.

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, is also expected to address the forum on Africa’s development based on Rwanda experience.

The Tana forum intends to boost Africa’s struggle to reposition itself in the global security agenda, operationally and normatively, by giving vent to the idea of African Solutions to African Problem in its peace and security affairs.

The whole aim of Tana forum is for Africa to eventually control its own security destiny by crafting home-grown solutions and avoid externally designed solutions particularly those driven from neo-realist assumptions.


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