Egypt and South Africa
Tuesday، 22 December 2015 12:00 AM
The history of relations between the two countries goes back to the forties of the last century. The Egyptian diplomatic representation in South Africa was present until the end of the fifties after the Egyptian Revolution in 1952.
Egypt decided then – as having played a leading role in supporting the freedom and independence struggles in Africa – and because of the policies of the apartheid government in Pretoria to break the diplomatic ties with South Africa.
Egypt hosted an office of the African National Congress (ANC) and provided all the necessary support for its struggle, and Late President Gamal Abd el-Nasser played a pivotal role in securing all kinds of support to the South African struggle and its icons and leaders and especially to Mr Nelson Mandela.