Sherif Seif al-Deen Hussein Khalil (L) and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (R) - Press Photo
SHARM EL SHEIKH, June 12 (MENA) - The first African Anti-Corruption Forum reflects Egypt's deep desire to join hands with African states to face challenges posed by development and stability in the continent, head of the Administrative Control Authority Sherif Sief el Din said on Wednesday.
Addressing the opening session of the forum, he said the convocation of the forum in Egypt comes as part of the country's constant efforts to back the African continent, citing its role in boosting African countries' struggle for independence; the foundation of the Organization of African Unity which is now known by the name of the African Union; and reforming the African Union.
Corruption is now countries' biggest enemy as it causes losses amounting to billions of dollars and poses threats to development and stability, he said.
He also said that fighting corruption is among the priorities of the African Union's 2063 agenda.