Senegal solicits Mauritius’ support for its candidature to head the African Union Commission
The Government of Senegal has solicited the support of Mauritius for its candidature to head the African Union Commission (AU).
In this context, a delegation from Senegal led by Mr Abdou Latif Coullbaly, Special Envoy of the President of Senegal and Minister, General Secretary of the Government of Senegal paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, GCSK, KCMG, QC, on 13th January 2017 at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement, Mr Abdou Latif Coullbaly, spoke of the friendly relations that exist between Senegal and Mauritius since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1968. He further announced that the candidature of Professor Abdoulaye Bathily has been retained for the African Union Chairmanship elections to be held this month. According to him, Professor Abdoulaye Bathily, has the right profile to stand as candidate at the head of the AU owing to his vast experience in politics and also for serving in international organisations such as the United Nations.
Mr Coullbaly, expressed confidence for the full support of the Mauritian Prime Minister and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius in favour of the candidate from Senegal owing to the strong relation of kinship between the two countries.