Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said that the second edition of Aswan Forum focuses on ways to deal with the challenge of Coronavirus, under the title: ‘Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better’.
During his speech in Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, Shoukry added: “we seek to focus on innovative solutions in order to overcome Coronavirus challenges and set recovery measures to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
“Egypt is exerting unremitting efforts to achieve peace as a pillar of development in the African continent,” Shoukry stressed.
He pointed out that the pandemic brought unprecedented challenges that require considering the recognized traditional security concepts, noting that it contributed at the same time to exacerbating of the traditional challenges facing the African continent, such as the growing role of terrorist groups and Forced displacement.
The foreign minister added that the economic and social conditions that the African continent is going through require strengthening the African continent’s capabilities to face the current security challenges, such as confronting the scourge of terrorism, and the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters.