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Opening Ceremony of the 5th AU Mid Year Coordination Meeting Kicks off

The African Union convene the Fifth Mid-Year Coordination Meeting (5th #MYCM) of the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities, the Regional Mechanisms and the African Union Member States on Sunday, in #Nairobi #Kenya.

The MYCM was conceptualized in 2017.

The meeting convened under the #AU theme of the year 2023 “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation”.

The meeting was preceded by the 43rd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, which took place from the 13th to 14th of July 2023.

The MYCM was conceptualized in 2017 as the principal forum for the AU, RECs, RMs and member states to align their work and coordinate the implementation of the continental integration agenda, replacing the June/July summits.

The Mid-Year Coordination Meeting was established to do a number of things that include: Assessing the status of continental integration and coordinate efforts to accelerate the integration process.

Similarly MYCM is tasked with coordinating the implementation of a clear division of labour and effective collaboration between the Union, RECs, RMs and Member States, in line with the principle of subsidiarity, complementarity and comparative advantage.

As well as coordinating and harmonizing AU and REC policies with a view to accelerating Africa’s integration process.

Additionally, to identify areas of cooperation and establish mechanisms for regional, continental and global cooperation in each sector or sub-sector.

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