African Union (AU) Legal Counsel Namira Negm
CAIRO, Feb 2 (MENA) - African Union (AU) Legal Counsel Namira Negm said that the African countries are looking forward to consolidating cooperation with Egypt during its presidency of the AU which will be handed over to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on February 10.
In statements to MENA, the AU official confirmed the importance of Egypt's AU presidency, noting that Cairo seeks achieving more integration with the African countries in various fields, mainly in economic, trade and anti-terrorism domains.
A number of topics and proposals are set o be discussed during the 32nd AU summit due to be held on February 10 and 11 and meetings of the Executive Council of the AU foreign ministers that will be held on February 7 and 8, topped by following up the AU reform process and peace and security issues in Africa, Negm said.
Negm pointed out that Egypt prioritizes vital files during its AU presidency including the early warning for possible conflicts and activating the "Silencing guns in Africa" initiative.
Negm highlighted Egypt's efforts over the past few years under president Sisi to restore the country's role in Africa and foster relations with the African countries.