Egypt’s Foreign Ministry lights up HQ to celebrate Africa Day



Wed, 25 May 2022 - 09:05 GMT


Wed, 25 May 2022 - 09:05 GMT

CAIRO – 25 May 2022:  Egypt’s Foreign Ministry headquarters was illuminated on Wednesday to mark Africa Day, which annually falls on May 25.

The day (formerly known as African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on 5 May 1963.



The organization was later transformed into the African Union on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on 25 May. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent as well as around the world.

The celebration of Africa Day this year comes amid amplified challenges facing the continent due to the global crises, includeing coronavirus, climate change, as well as the Russia-Ukraine crisis, which has affected global food supplies.

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. 

Marking Africa Day, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said 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 on Wednesday.

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.




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