Signing of MOU between the AU, government of Rwanda and UNHCR

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, September 10, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

WHAT: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the African Union (AU), the Government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to establish an Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda for refugees and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya. It will be followed by a joint press conference.

WHO: The African Union Commission; the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

WHEN: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

TIME: 10:00am

WHERE: New Conference Center (NCC) of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa (Briefing Room 1).

Journalists are invited to attend and cover the MoU signing and the joint press conference at the African Union Headquarters.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the African Union Commission.

Media contact:

Mrs. Esther Azaa Tankou, Head of Information Division, Directorate of Information and Communication, AU Commission, Tel: +251911361185, E-mail:

Journalists should confirm their participation with Mr. Molalet Tsedeke; Tel: 0911- 630631; Email:; Directorate of Information and Communication; AU Commission

For further information:

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: I Website: I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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