FM participates in working lunch on “Stability and Development in Africa”
Sunday، 18 February 2018 - 11:06 AM
As part of the events of the second day of the Munich Security Conference, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry participated today February 17 in a working lunch on “Stability and Development in Africa”. President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, and Foreign Minister of Sudan Ibrahim Ghandour, also, participated in the discussion.
Official MFA Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that the discussion addressed issues of security and stability in Africa and their repercussions on development efforts in the continent. Participants explained that the outbreak rate of war and disputes, whether internal or regional between African states, has declined. They noted, in this regard, the efforts of the African Union and regional organizations in the continent through the “Silencing the Guns” initiative and putting forth solutions to political crises witnessed in a number of African states.
The MFA Spokesperson added that the discussion also addressed the role of historical and rational leadership at the continental level through mediation in a number of crises. That is addition to proposing internal initiatives that contribute to resolving disputes through emphasizing compromise and avoiding “the winner takes it all” concept. Attendees, also, asserted that Africa has now become more peaceful and stable than before. This state requires more spending on education and job creation to raise income levels and living standards for the people of Africa; especially, in light of the abundance of resources in African states. They, further, noted the importance of development partners providing adequate support in this regard.