PM: Sisi accords top priority to Africa

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi gives top priority to Egypt’s foreign policy towards Africa and to his ties with his counterparts in the continent, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Wednesday 6/2/2019.

This interest is not limited to the fact that Egypt will preside over the African Summit in Addis Ababa as of Sunday, but dates back to a long history, deeply rooted ties and common fate that have bound Egypt to the continent, he said at the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

All ministries and agencies will coordinate among themselves during Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 and communicate with various African countries to promote joint African action to wider horizons and support economic integration initiatives, he said.

Egypt quest for development in Africa is part of the 2063 Africa Development Agenda that aims at eradicating poverty, raising education and health care standards and employment and growth rates while focusing on the economic and development projects that serve the interests of Egypt and fellow African countries, he added.

Egypt was elected as chair of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government for a one-year term in 2019.

Source: State Information Service Egypt