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FM Affirms Egypt's Commitment to Peace, Development in Africa


Tue 02 Jul 2024 | 11:16 AM
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Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry affirmed Egypt's commitment to genuinely engaging in mediation efforts, conflict resolution, and supporting efforts to achieve stability and development. 

"As a peace-making nation, Egypt remains keen on genuinely engaging in mediation efforts, conflict resolution, and supporting efforts to achieve stability and development through active participation in peacekeeping forces and training African cadres in various fields, thereby contributing to the support of national state institutions. This is within the framework of Egypt's leadership in the reconstruction and development file in the post-conflict stage and its chairmanship of the NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee," Shoukry said  in the speech at the opening session of the 4th edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Cairo.

Moroever, FM expressed his pleasure at the inauguration of the forum, welcoming the attendees to Egypt, the land of peace and civilization, which witnessed the first peace treaty in history.

"This year's edition of the forum is being held at a very critical time, with the world and the African continent facing enormous challenges amidst geopolitical tensions, global economic challenges, and an international community witnessing an unprecedented escalation of wars and conflicts, whether in Gaza or Sudan. This imposes on us as African countries the need to adopt a comprehensive vision to confront the challenges of peace, security, and development," he continued.

Furthermore, Shoukry added that the convening of the forum comes as an extension of Egypt's efforts to defend African interests, noting that this year marks the celebration of Egypt hosting the first summit of the Organization of African Unity in 1964.

Moreover, he referred to the many milestones that have reflected Egypt's commitment to supporting its sister African countries in achieving their independence.