Egypt's FM heads to Senegal to attend Dakar Int'l Forum on Peace and Security

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Dec 2021

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed on Sunday to Senegal to attend the seventh edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security.

Sameh Shoukry
A file photo of Egypt s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry. Reuters

The annual forum is scheduled to be held this year from 6 to 7 December under the theme ‘The Challenges of Stability and Emergence in Africa in a post-COVID-19 World.’

The forum is held under the auspices of Senegalese President Macky Sall and with the participation of a number of ministers and key officials from around the world, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

Representatives of regional and international organisations and partners will also be in attendance.

The Dakar forum was first held in 2014, a year after it was launched during France’s Élysée Summit, to gather decision makers in Africa as well as African heads of states, international partners, and advocators of peace and security.

The forum seeks to contribute to fostering peace and security in the African continent through improved understanding of relevant challenges and dialogue among parties.

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