PM officially launches APRM mission in Egypt

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Thu, 05 Dec 2019 - 12:37 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced the official launching of the mission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Egypt - Courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced the official launching of the mission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Egypt - Courtesy of the Egyptian Cabinet

CAIRO - 5 December 2019: Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced the official launching of the mission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in Egypt.

APRM is concerned with governance and supporting wise ruling in Africa.

The announcement by the premier came during a meeting he held on Thursday with APRM review mission head Ibrahim Gambari in the presence of Minister of Planning Hala el Saeed.

Madboulli welcomed Gambari and his accompanying delegation and lauded cooperation between Egypt and APRM, asserting that APRM is an important tool to achieve the targets of sustainable development in Africa.

He said that he is looking forward to achieving a leap in cooperation in the different fields.

The Egyptian government is working on shoring up its social and economic reform program, Madbouli said.

Meanwhile, Gambari, who is also Head of the Panel of Eminent Persons, said that the mission is visiting Egypt for the review of its voluntary "self-assessment report".

During the meeting, Saeed said that Egypt was keen on preparing the report in light of its membership to APRM and the presidency of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the African Union, noting that its action asserts its pioneering role in Africa.

The self-assessment report was prepared in consistency with Egypt strategic vision 2030 and the agenda of sustainable development 2063, Saeed said.

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) was initiated in 2002 and established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

APRM is a tool for sharing experiences, reinforcing best practices, identifying deficiencies, and assessing capacity-building needs to foster policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental economic integration.

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