Sisi on Africa Day: Egypt to work with Africans to achieve sustainable development, resolve disputes



Wed, 25 May 2022 - 10:18 GMT


Wed, 25 May 2022 - 10:18 GMT

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Reuters

CAIRO - 25 May 2022: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt will continue working along with African brothers to achieve sustainable development as he marked 2022 Africa Day on Wednesday. 

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 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. 

In January, Sisi called for formulating a clear African strategy to eliminate terrorism and to dry up its sources of financing. 

Sisi has highlighted Egypt's endeavor to provide assistance to the African countries by intensifying training courses for their people, combating terrorism, and participating in UN peacekeeping missions, through the Sahel and Sahara Counter-terrorism Centre in Cairo. 




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