Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs, on behalf of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, headed the Egyptian delegation participating in the second Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the African Union and the European Union, which was held in attendance in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
In Egypt’s speech, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs pointed to the importance of building on the outcomes of the Abidjan Summit held in November 2017, which focused on mobilizing investments for structural change, sustainable change, development and investment in people, especially in the fields of education, science, skills development, strengthening security, peace, governance, freedom of movement and migration. . He stressed that lasting peace must be achieved on the continent through a comprehensive approach to the concept of security, including the security of natural materials, food and economic security, and the achievement of economic integration through the African Free Trade Agreement, explaining that justice in the distribution of vaccines, the localization of the pharmaceutical industry and the raising of African industrial capabilities would contribute in a certain way. Fundamental to the implementation of the objectives of the European-African Partnership.
At the conclusion of his speech, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for African Affairs noted Egypt’s efforts, backed by Africa, to host the Conference of States Parties to the Climate Change Agreement in 2022 on behalf of the African continent.
It should be noted that the ministerial meeting was co-chaired by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the current president of the African Union, and the High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security of the European Union, “Joseph Borrell.”