Egypt’s foreign minister to participate in African Union summit meetings in Addis Ababa

Ahram Online , Saturday 5 Feb 2022

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will be representing Egypt in the 35th session of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa that will kick off on Saturday, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced in a statement.

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A file photo of Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo:AFP)

Shoukry headed to Ethiopia on Friday to take part in the two-day summit meetings that will deal with a range of issues.

According to the ministry, the summit will discuss peace and security in the continent as well as facing the consequences of the coronavirus, climate change, and economic integration, among other issues.

The 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU will be held under the theme ‘Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.’ 

Shoukry is also expected to hold a series of meetings with his African counterparts on the side-lines of the meetings to discuss bilateral relations and exchange views about issues of common interest, the ministry added.

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