CAIRO – 26 May 2022: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday with his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, regional and international issues of mutual concern and their impact on security and stability of the African continent.
This comes as Shoukry received Pandor, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, earlier today, where they held political consultations within the framework of the joint committee between Egypt and South Africa.
The two foreign ministers are also scheduled to hold joint committee meetings and a press conference later today.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi marked 2022 Africa Day on Wednesday, saying that Egypt will continue working along with African brothers to achieve sustainable development.
Egypt will also work on “enhancing joint efforts to resolve the issues and disputes that the continent has suffered from for decades and that have prevented the dreams of the [continent’s] sons from coming true,” Sisi said in a Twitter thread.
The Egyptian president congratulated African people on the occasion of Africa Day, saying it represents a great historic memory that established a new era of enhancing unity and joint cooperation among African states.
“Here we are today, taking our firm steps towards creating a stable continent that guarantees a decent life for its people and instills a culture of civilization, tolerance and love for the whole world,” Sisi said.
Sisi wished African people further progress, stability and prosperity.
Africa Day, also known as African Unity Day, is celebrated annually on 25 May and commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963.
The Africa Day theme this year is centered around the importance of addressing malnutrition and food insecurity.
The Organization of African Unity was an intergovernmental organization established on 25 May, 1963 in Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa by 32 African countries.
The OAU then evolved into the present day 55-member-state African Union (AU).
Egypt has repeatedly affirmed keenness to enhance cooperation with African countries to consolidate security and stability in the continent, combat terrorism, and develop energy transition.
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