the Egyptian Foreign Ministers, Sameh Shoukry. file photo
CAIRO – 15 October 2017: The Egyptian ambassador to Rwanda Namira Negm will head the Egyptian delegation during the meeting of African foreign ministers to discuss immigration issues by the African Union on October 20 and 21 in Kigali, Rwanda.
This comes after the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry empowered Negm to lead the Egyptian delegation.
The African meeting will be preceded by a meeting of experts to discuss ways of promoting cooperation among African countries in the field of immigration and refuges.
This meeting will be important in light of the challenges the continent is facing due to a mass influx of refugees from neighboring countries fleeing from armed conflict and combat zones, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The delegation of experts including first secretary Marwa al Said Ali and second secretary Haydi El-Arabi is scheduled to arrive in Rwanda on Sunday to participate in the experts meeting on Monday.
In the Same context, the African Union Commission (AUC) appointed on Saturday former secretary general of the Arab League Amr Moussa to be a member of the African Union Panel of the Wise, According to a statement issued by Moussa's office.
According to the statement, the new formation of the panel will include Moussa andthe 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,
The Panel of the Wise is a consultative body of the African Union, composed of five appointed members who serve for a three year term. Its mandate is to provide opinions to the Peace and Security Council on issues relevant to conflict prevention, management, and resolution.
Since its establishment in December 2007, the Panel of the Wise has been concerned with the files of justice, national reconciliation, preserving the rights of women and children in armed conflicts; democracy and governance.