AU’s youngest Diplomat Chido Mpemba pays courtesy call on President Mnangagwa

ZIMBABWEAN and African Union’s youngest Diplomat, Chido Cleopatria Mpemba has paid a courtesy call President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mpemba met President Mnangagwa this Friday ahead of the official opening of the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

She is the Youth Envoy in the office of the AU Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

A former Midlands State University student,Ms Mpemba was last year appointed as the youngest Diplomat in Dr Mahamat’s office.

In an interview with Zimbabwean Journalists she said,

“I am lobbying that come next year, the next AU Heads of State Summit should be held in collaboration with an AU Youth Summit so that we young people can get to sit on the same table to drive the agenda in achieving the Africa that we want and engineer solutions together.”

According to the agenda of the summit,outgoing AU Chairperson President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic Of Congo is expected to hand over the chairmanship to the incoming leader,President Macky Sall of Senegal.

African Heads of State will also launch the theme of the AU for the year 2022.

The summit will receive reports on peace and security as well as progress reports on the AU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic among other matters.