Uganda vice president, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, is in Addis Ababa Ethiopia for the 26th summit meeting of the African Union heads of state and government.
Ssekandi was received at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa with wild cheers.
The vice president who is leading Uganda’s delegation is being accompanied by minister of state for regional affairs, Philemon Mateke, hon. Onyango Kakoba MP Buikwe north, foreign affairs permanent secretary, ambassador Mugume, Dr. Abel Rweindeire, among others.
The vice president took part in the 34th meeting of NEPAD [new economic partnership for African heads of state and government orientation committee] at the African Union headquarters in the medium conference hall.
He also attended the African Peer Review Mechanism meeting chaired by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, who is the chairman of the APRM.
Ssekandi represented President Museveni (who is busy with election campaigns).
The summit official opening ceremony started at 11:30 am Nelson Mandela Hall, AU Headquarters – Addis Ababa.
At the pre-Summit meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the African Union, Uganda was elected member of the African Union Peace and Security Council for next 2 years up to March 2018.
Others on the AU Peace and Security Council: Kenya, Rwanda, Chad, Congo, Burundi; Egypt, Algeria Zambia, Botswana, South Africa, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Niger.