AU leaders meet Russia’s President Putin

By Oleen Ndori

Chairperson of the African Union and Senegalese President Macky Sall and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat this Friday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.

Writing on his twitter page, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the meeting sought to deliver Africa’s position on the need for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

He added that they also deliberated on the need to lift embargoes placed on cereals and other key commodities and ensure safe sea passage to alleviate the current socio-economic challenges being posed by the sanctions on the global food and energy sectors.

Africa has repeatedly called for dialogue between Kiev and Moscow to end the impasse.