Dr. Tedros briefs diplomats about the recent AU session on ICC

Addis Ababa, 18 October 2013 (WIC) - Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom briefed 5 ambassadors, representing permanent and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, about the recent extraordinary session of the African Union regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ambassador Dina Mufti said the talks with the ambassadors based in Addis Ababa focused on decisions reached at the session. He said the heads of state and government have agreed that no serving leader should be tried in the ICC and that the legal system in the continent should be strengthened so that ICC becomes the last resort.

According to ERTA, the minister told representatives of the Security Council member states that the meeting also requested the 34 ICC member African states to demand for amendments of the Rome statute.