Egypt's African Union Chairmanship Underscores Close Ties with African countries
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said his country's 2019 chairmanship of the African Union underlined Cairo's close ties with African countriesFebruary 05th, 2019
Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated that the 2019 chairmanship matches Egypt's political approach under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to focus on the African continent.
“The minister reiterated that the 2019 chairmanship matches Egypt's political approach under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to focus on the African continent. He explained that much attention was paid to Libya, whose situations have direct impact on Africa, in general, and neighboring countries, in particular, in terms of the spread of terrorism. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed to hold a meeting in Cairo on February 20, gathering their foreign and irrigation ministers, after negotiations have stalled for nine months.
Shoukry affirmed that Egypt believes that this technical issues should not be politicized, stressing Cairo's determination to reach solutions that satisfy all parties. He pointed out that the main reasons for the crisis is the spread of conflicts in Africa, which caused the displacement of large numbers of people in African countries to escape the armed conflicts, economic deterioration, security conditions and the spread of terrorism.