Foreign Minister – Egypt Backs Stability in Africa

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy asserted that Egypt backs stability in Africa and would utilize two main mechanisms to fulfill duties towards the continent.

Fahmy said that the two mechanisms are the new Egyptian partnership for development agency, and the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA).

“The two mechanisms are based on the fundamental principle ‘finding African solutions for Africa’s problems’,” he said.

Addressing the signing ceremony of the new phase of the Japanese support for the CCCPA, Fahmy said that Egypt is willing to cooperate with countries which are keen on peace, security and prosperity in Africa, such as Japan.

“This project aims at promoting peace and stability in North Africa, Sahel and Great Lakes regions” the minister said, adding that the project is funded by the Japanese government through the UNDP.

“Despite the economic, social and security challenges that face Africa, yet it still has huge opportunities and potentials,” Fahmy added.

“The project represents a return of the Egyptian interest towards Africa and the leadership role it plays in achieving the legitimate aspirations of the Africans for having peace, stability and prosperity for all,” Fahmy said.

Source : Egypt State Information Service