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African Union Chairperson, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, has called on all African countries to remove obstacles to women’s empowerment and achieve equality, considering that the gains made by African women still need more support and the removal of social, economic and legal obstacles.

The AU Chairperson said during the opening of the high-level meeting organized by the African Union and the European Union on the sidelines of the 31st African Summit in Nouakchott today that gender equality is a priority for both the African Union and the European Union, stressing that they must work together to win the bet in this area.

The meeting was attended by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohamed, the Commissioner for International Cooperation in the European Union Nevin Memka, and the Minister of Social Affairs, Childhood and Family in Mauritania, Mrs. Naha Mint Moukness.