Museveni in Ethiopia for High-level Meeting on Libya, Crises

President Yoweri Museveni has this afternoon arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa on a two day working visit to attend the African Union High Level Committee meeting on Libya.

The President was received at Bole International Airport by Ethiopia’s Chief of Protocol Mr. Mesfin Mideksa, thumb Uganda’s Minister of Defence Adolf Mwesigye, for sale Minister of State for Regional Cooperation Dr. Philimon Mateke, Uganda’s Ambassador to Ethiopia Mull Katende and Uganda’s Military Attaché to Addis Brig. Sam Kiwanuka.

The President headed straight to the AU Headquarters where he joined other Heads of State attending the AU High-Level Committee meeting on Libya.

President Museveni attending the high level meeting in Ethiopia
President Museveni attending the high level meeting in Ethiopia

The high level committee that comprises 8 AU member states which include Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Egypt, Mauritania, Tunisia Chad and Republic of Congo is being held under the chairmanship of the President of Chad H.E Idriss Deby the current Chairman of AU.

Libya slipped into anarchy in the wake of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s ousting and murder by militants backed by NATO.

Museveni at one time led an African Union delegation to Libya to talk to Gaddafi at the peak of the rebellion in the country.

NATO commanders ordered the plane carrying AU leaders to return to Addis Ababa. Since then Museveni has criticised NATO and western countries for wreaking havoc in the once stable country.

The closed-door meeting is expected to discuss the current developments in Libya aimed at forming an all unity government in Tripoli.


On Wednesday, Museveni will attend the AU extra ordinary summit on African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises volunteering nations (ACIRC) summit.

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