Egyptian FM Sameh Shoukry addressing the meeting by videoconference (Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
FM Shoukry conveyed the president’s greetings to the presidents and officials attending the meeting via video conference, according to the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Shoukry expressed Egypt’s interest in following up on the progress made since the first coordination summit meeting led by President El-Sisi in 2019, adding that this summit has opened a new path for regional and continental coordination in order to to achieve the objectives of the development program in Africa.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister said that despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this has enabled African countries to strengthen their cooperation, adding that Egypt has supported the African Center for Disease Control and the COVID Response Fund. -19 from the AU in addition to its continued support to African countries during the pandemic
Sameh Shoukry also underscored the vital role of the African Union Development Agency (NEPAD) in allocating the necessary resources to invest in the continent’s integration agenda, which is not separate from mainstream integration. regional, because continental infrastructure development is the cornerstone of integration and free trade. Africa zone.
El-Sisi was unable to address the regional meeting in person as he spent Saturday inaugurating new housing projects for residents of 22 dangerous areas as part of the government’s continued efforts to relocate residents of the slums. in new housing.