President El-Sisi’s Speech Marking the AU Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Week
Monday، 21 November 2022 - 12:00 AM
The African Union’s commemoration of the second edition of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development, PCRD, Awareness Week, which is held under the theme “Towards Repositioning Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa” and with the tagline “Greater Awareness, Sustained Peace-Building”, sheds light on the degrees of importance we all accord to this significant dossier. This edition coincides with the growing number of challenges and crises at the regional and international levels, which underscores the need to strengthen joint efforts to implement the axes of the AU PCRD policy in post-conflict societies through the various tools, primarily supporting national institutions, reinforcing the rules and foundations of good governance, and developing ways to consolidate peace and prevent the relapse into conflict.
Stemming from Egypt’s belief in the importance of this dossier to African states and in its significance to enhancing and protecting their citizens’ peace and stability, and as AU champion on the post-conflict reconstruction and development dossier, I placed special importance on efforts exerted to this end, including Egypt’s hosting of the AU PCRD Center. The Center is one of the major tools in the AU’s architecture of peace and security and is expected to play a key role in reinforcing development in the continent’s states.
Within this framework, I would like to confirm that Egypt looks forward for the AU Commission to take all prompt measures to energize the full operationalization of the Center and adopt its functional structure to be able to assume its role, particularly in light of the challenges besetting our continent. Those need to be addressed without delay to coincide with parallel and important efforts exerted to review the AU PCRD policy and develop its executive tools so as to boost the effectiveness of reconstruction and development efforts.
Finally, I would like to confirm that Egypt will continue to exert all efforts aimed at supporting ways to sustain peace and consolidate stability in our African countries, in coordination with my brothers the heads of African state and government. I call on them to include the axes of the PCRD policy in their economic plans, in line with the objectives of Agenda 2063. I would also like to call on all international partners to continue to support them to energize the continent’s efforts toward a better tomorrow.