PM Madbouly leads Egypt's delegation during Africa’s Russia-Ukraine peace mission

MENA , Thursday 15 Jun 2023

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly embarked on a trip on Thursday as the head of the Egyptian delegation participating in the African peace mission that will visit Kyiv and Saint Petersburg to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

File Photo: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. Photo courtesy of The Egyptian Cabinet Facebook page.


Madbouly is accompanied by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

This comes as part of an initiative led by African heads of state to facilitate peace talks to settle the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

South African President Cyril Ramasphosa announced the initiative in May.

The joint African initiative includes the heads of state of South Africa, Senegal, Comoros, Uganda, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, alongside Egypt.

African countries have been hard hit by the conflict, which caused a substantial increase in grain prices, especially in Egypt. 

As the world's largest wheat importer, Egypt relied on Russia and Ukraine to provide nearly 80 percent of its wheat requirements before the outbreak of the war.

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