FILE: Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
CAIRO – 16 February 2020: Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, asserted on Saturday that Northeast Africa is facing multiple challenges which include terrorism, growing extremism, political unrest, and the negative influences connected to climate change and illegal immigration, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez.
Shoukry’s statements were said as part of his current participation in the 56th session of Munich Security Conference (MSC) set to be held on 14 to 16 February. The foreign minister addressed the Egyptian strategy in dealing with the African challenges while presiding the African Union, pointing out that this strategy seeks African resolutions for the challenges without any interference.
Shoukry asserted the importance of preserving the state’s institutions and adopting a comprehensive plan to curb terrorism through renewing religious speech.
The foreign minister called for sanctions imposed on states sponsoring terrorism, said Hafez.
The MSC focuses on the future of the European Union, and the challenges and crises that took place in regional and international arenas.
Shoukry urged the international powers to address issues growing in Northeast Africa such as water scarcity, overpopulation, and economic hurdles.