FM Shoukry calls for African solutions to African conflicts

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Feb 2023

Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry called on African countries to carry out concerted efforts to contain conflicts and find permanent solutions based on the principle of African solution for the African problems.

FM Shoukry

Shoukry highlighted priorities for joint African action, among them concerted efforts to contain conflict on the continent and find permanent solutions to them, according to a statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Delivering Egypt's address on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the activities of the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Sunday, Shoukry said the African Union (AU) Summit this year comes amid regional and international critical conditions that require cooperation to face the existing challenges.

Egypt's top diplomat said a comprehensive perspective is needed to handle African challenges and threats in a way that addresses their root causes as well as the resulting social and economic problems.

Shoukry’s speech also tackled the conditions in Sudan in light of the progress after the end of the transitional period and urged support for Libya to encourage holding parliamentary and presidential elections to restore the sovereignty and stability.

On behalf of President El-Sisi, Shoukry is leading the Egyptian delegation to the 36th Ordinary Session of the heads of state and government of the AU in the Ethiopian capital that is set to conclude on Sunday.

On Saturday, Shoukry addressed a meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), reviewing the most notable outcomes of the COP27 conference held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November, including the creation of a fund to finance fixing damage caused by climate change in developing nations.

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