The 27th African Union summit concluded on Monday with at least two notable accomplishments having been achieved during the weeklong conference of African leaders.
A passport that aims to promote inter-African travel and to offer additional ease doing business within African countries was introduced on the last full day of the Kigali, Rwanda, conference, the Mail & Guardian Africa reported.
"Rwanda is ready for the AU Passport issuance. Other countries will also be working towards implementation of this decision. The free movement of people in Africa will spur our economic growth," Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo was quoted by the Mail & Guardian Africa.
The passport, inscribed in five languages, including English, French, Arabic, Portuguese and Swahili , was first issued to the chairperson of the African Union, Idris Deby Itno, and to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, AfricaNews reported.