Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry – press photo
NOUAKCHOTT - 28 June 2018: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived on Thursday in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, where he was received by Egyptian ambassador to Mauritania Maged Nafea.
Shoukry is scheduled to take part in the 33rd ordinary session of the African Union’s executive council later in the day ahead of the 31st AU summit that will kick off on Sunday.
Egypt will participate in the preparatory meetings and the AU summit within the framework of its concern of African issues, particularly in light of Egypt's chairmanship of the AU in January 2019.
The meetings will focus on financial and institutional reform of the African Union as well as the progress realized so far in the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The talks will also take up means of combating corruption alongside the 2019-2021 AU budget.