EGYPTIAN President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday that the Sustainable Peace, Security and Development Forum in Aswan has helped address the challenges hindering reconstruction, development and peace process in Africa.
Speaking at the closing session of a two-day forum held in the Egyptian city of Aswan, al-Sisi said Africa’s prominent issues were ‘discussed from an integrated perspective’ at the forum.
The debate sessions, which were attended by leaders of Chad, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria and prominent representatives of international organisations, saw ‘serious and frank discussions with the aim of further recognising such challenges and crystallising the efforts needed to find out actual solutions for them,’ the president said.
‘Egypt believed that African countries have the political will to overcome different challenges related to security and sustainable development,’ he noted.
The participants of the forum managed to provide accurate description and analysis for challenges that face Africa, al-Sisi said.
The Aswan Forum was announced by al-Sisi in February during an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.
Under its leadership of the African Union, Egypt is taking the initiative to address challenges, security, development, and opportunities in Africa.