PM heads to Nouakchott to partake in AU Summit
Sunday، 01 July 2018 - 12:29 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Saturday 30/6/2018 left Cairo, heading to the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, to head Egypt's delegation at the 31st ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), slated for July 1-2.
On the behalf of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Mabdouli will participate in the summit events, which is scheduled to discuss several topics, topped by the financial and institutional reform process and developments of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, said Cabinet's spokesperson Ambassador Ashraf Sultan.
Choosing President Sisi as a member of the Troika of the AU commission, which includes the former, current and upcoming states presiding over the AU, starting from 2019 and for the next three years, represents a new addition for Egypt's role in Africa, Sultan said.
This membership will enable Egypt to defend Africa at the international events and also foster the Egyptian-African ties, he noted.
The AU interests currently revolve around achieving sustainable and comprehensive development throughout implementing the Agenda 2063, maintaining peace and security in the continent and peaceful transfer of power in the member states, the spokesman further said.