Published: Sunday, 07 February 2021

Continental Parliament congratulates DRC on assuming Chairmanship of the African Union

As H.E Félix TSHISEKEDI, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, takes over the helm of the African Union to serve as the chairman for 2021, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has extended hearty congratulations and pledged its support.

PAP Acting President, Hon. Bouras DJAMEL says that African Parliamentarians have absolute confidence that there will be myriad achievements under the new leadership as the union prepares to engage on the theme for 2021: "Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.”

“President Tshisekedi assumes the chairmanship at a very challenging time for the continent. Many African countries are battling damaging second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic while straining to procure sufficient vaccine doses. We are optimistic about the incoming Chairperson’s resolve to lead Africa’s response to this pandemic and how our economies can overcome the damage. The PAP stands ready to provide support throughout the chairmanship,” says Hon. Djamel.

The Pan-African Parliament has also commended H.E Cyril RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa, for excellently steering the Union in the midst of a global health crisis.