FILE: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouli
CAIRO – 21 October 2018: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli met Sunday with the delegation of the AU Commission on Science and Technology to discuss ways of cooperation with Egypt, according to a statement issued by spokesperson of the cabinet Nader Saad.
The statement reported that the delegation includes a number of experts from various African countries.
Madbouli stressed that the establishment of the African Space Agency is a very important step toward implementing the agenda of Africa 2036. He referred to Egypt's keenness to host the permanent headquarters of the agency, especially after the delegation was briefed during the visit about Egypt's distinguished human capabilities in this field.
Madbouli pointed out that Egypt is eager to promote joint African work to develop space science and to fully support Africa's countries at the political and technological levels in this field, the statement reported.
The prime minister added that Egypt has taken some executive steps to allocate land for the establishment of the agency's headquarters in New Cairo, while providing the necessary funding for the construction of the building, saying "We are ready to start construction once the decision is made."
The prime minister concluded by saying that Africa has a special place in the heart of every Egyptian.
The delegation thanked the prime minister and expressed their appreciation for Egypt's keenness to host the headquarters of the African Space Agency, stressing that Africa will surely witness progress during Egypt's presidency of the African Union.