CAIRO, Feb. 8 (SEE) – Egypt won on Friday a bid to host the headquarters of the African Space Agency after the approval of the Executive Council of the African Union, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.
In a statement, Hafez stated: “The decision is set to be endorsed during the meeting of the African leaders on the fringe of the African Union Summit on February 11.”
“The decision comes as a coronation of the efforts exerted by the Foreign, Higher Education Ministries in addition to the related bodies to promote the Egyptian offer which reviewed Cairo’s technical abilities and its readiness for serving the African development goals in light with Africa Agenda 2063,” Hafez noted.
Egypt had competed with Nigeria and Ethiopia to host the premises.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed during his speech that Egypt is proud of hosting such continental institution which could be able to contribute to serving Africa at the level of technology and space science.
In the same context, Higher Education Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar greeted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the Egyptian people on this victory which represents an international certificate in its scientific accomplishments.