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Egypt seeks development with African countries: PM Qandil

PM Hisham Qandil says Egypt should work with African countries to eradicate poverty and illiteracy

Ahram Online, Monday 27 May 2013
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Egypt PM Hesham Qandil (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil says the Egyptian government is seeking to coordinate with African countries for future development in the continent.

Qandil said in an address at the African Insurance Organisation's (AIO) 40th conference on Monday that the conference itself is an indicator of solidarity between African countries.

Egypt, together with other African countries, needs to make efforts to eliminate poverty, illiteracy and illnesses he stated, adding that Africa needs stability to overcome difficulties and build the future it deserves.

President Mohamed Morsi is also currently attending the 21st African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where he discussed with Ethiopia's PM Hailemariam Desalegn that both countries' interests are addressed during the building of the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia-Egypt negotiations began as experts alerted that it will reduce Egypt's share of the Nile’s potable water.

Since the 25 January Revolution in 2011, Egypt has been reaching out to the rest of the African continent, hoping to forge a better relationship than that seen during the time of the former regime of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

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