Malian Minister of Transport Ibrahima Abdoul-LY
STOCKHOLM – 22 February 2020: With Africa recording the highest global rates in road deaths, Malian Minister of Transport Ibrahima Abdoul-LY highlighted the importance of 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety to allow sustainable systems in the continent.
Held in Stockholm, the conference on Road Safety concluded its work on Thursday, where around 1,700 delegates from 140 countries.
In statements to Egypt Today, Minister Abdoul said the conference represented a great opportunity for African ministers to exchange important achievements amid the attendance of international organizations, including the World Bank.
Malian Minister of Transport Ibrahima Abdoul-LY with Egypt Today reporter Nourhan Magdi
He further stressed the strong ties and relations that exist between Egypt and Mali since the era of the late Egyptian Preisdent Gamal Abdel Nasser, adding that both countries share great cooperation in military fields.
“I also hope Egyptair will operate flights to Bamako, and I am a big supporter of Ahly football team and its players,” he added.
The relations between Egypt and Mali started in 1960 after Mali’s independence.
The visit paid by the Malian Prime Minister to Cairo in August 2014 made a new start for bilateral relations between the two countries, where it activated bilateral cooperation in many areas, especially the cooperation in the field of defense, in addition energy and transportation, according to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Egyptian National Center for Solar and renewable energy provided technical support for specialized cadres from Mali in various areas of renewable energy, as a contribution from Egypt in the establishment of an agency for renewable energy in Mali.
The Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to Egypt to attend the Egypt Economic Development Conference, which was held in Sharm el-Sheikh during the period from 13 to 15 March 2015, in his second visit to Cairo after participating in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration in June Conference 2014.