African Union pledges support for AEP resolutions


The inaugural African Economic Platform came to a close on Tuesday evening in the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, with the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat pledging the body’s full support for the resolutions made.

The platform put a lot of emphasis on empowerment of the continent’s youth, with the aim of supporting their ideas in order to create more technological advancements to improve systems in Africa.

Mahamat who was in Mauritius for the two-day platform, promised he would use his influence to ensure the resolutions reached upon in Port Louis are implemented.

During the platform, a select group of youth from across the continent were given a chance to present their innovative ideas before the visiting African leaders.

Apsrt from the empowerment of the youth, the platform also put a lot of emphasis of cross-border trade and the removal of any barriers between AU member states, to ensure a smooth flow of goods and products all across Africa.

Mauritius’s Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth expressed his satisfaction with the proceedings of the AEP, saying that it was a big step towards the development of the continent.

During the closing ceremony, Jugnauth said he was already looking forward to next year’s platform which will also take place in Mauritius, and will coincide with the island’s 50th independence anniversary.