Senegalese President Macky Sall said he would visit Moscow and Kyiv in the coming weeks as chairman of the African Union, which he said hopes will bring de-escalation and peace in Ukraine through dialogue between the two sides.
Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Sall said: “We do not want to be aligned on this conflict, very clearly, we want peace. Even though we condemn the invasion, we’re working for a de-escalation, we’re working for a ceasefire, for dialogue … that is the African position.”
AEM had previously reported that the African Union expressed concern over the current Russian Invasion in Ukraine.
The AU urged Russia and Ukraine to establish an immediate ceasefire and to open political negotiations without delay, under the auspices of the United Nations, in order to preserve the world from the consequences of planetary conflict, and in the interests of peace and stability in international relations in service of all the peoples of the world.