Following the termination of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda as the Chairman of the African Union, the body announced Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi as the new Chairman.
The appointment was announced at the just concluded 32nd Ordinary Session of African Union (AU) on Monday evening in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Addressing the Union, the chairman encouraged the leaders to trade and investment as well as expanding job opportunities for the youth between African countries in the way to create economically integrated Africa.
He, however, promised to work in other to promote the unity of African states in the fight against terrorism and extremism as of the biggest threats of Africa, he added.
The Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat also stressed on the need to enhance the welfare of African people through promoting economic integration and working together for the common good of Africa.