FM applauds Egypt - Africa ties historically
Wednesday، 12 June 2019 - 12:53 PM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Tuesday 11/6/2019 stressed Egypt's deeply-rooted ties with African nations.
Shoukry made his remark during a ceremony held in commemoration of Africa Day, which marks the anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in May 25, 1963.
This year's ceremony is on special importance due to Egypt's 2019 chairmanship of the African Union (AU), Shoukry said.
Shoukry noted that Egypt's priorities under its presidency of the African bloc focus on achieving sustainable development and establishing peace and stability throughout the continent, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.
In addition, Shoukry highlighted the need to promote inter-African cooperation to attain the aspirations of African peoples, Hafez added.
In his speech during the ceremony, Ambassador of Cameron in Cairo and Dean of the African diplomatic corps in Cairo Mohamadou Labarang talked about the challenges and opportunities for development in Africa.
He also stressed the need for joint work to achieve sustainable development, calling for following on the footsteps of the founding fathers of African national liberation movements.
Ambassadors from African countries in Cairo were present at the ceremony along with a host of public figures and senior ministry officials.