African Leaders Commend Sisi’s Efforts To Achieve Peace In Africa
March. 02, 2021
Political leaders from across Africa have lauded their Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel- Fattah El- Sisi, for his efforts to consolidate cooperation and solidarity among African nations. His efforts are aimed at bringing peace and development across the continent.
El- Sisi served as Chairperson of the African Union (AU) from 10th February 2019 to 10th February 2020. He however, continues to make landmark contributions to the African Union.
While addressing the opening session of the second Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development on Monday, the leaders asked the international community to work on providing Covid- 19 vaccines for people of Africa on a fair basis.
The Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development addresses the peace, security and development challenges facing the African continent. The forum is being held virtually. It kicked off on 1st March and would end on 5th March.
The forum has brought together leaders from governments, regional and international organizations, financial institutions, private sector and civil society. It also includes visionaries, scholars, key experts and practitioners.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated how the coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the importance of health- care in Africa. He stressed that immense efforts should be made to provide Covid- 19 vaccines for many Africans, as this would also improve Africa' s health systems. Provision of the vaccines will also increase African countries' economic independence.
Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, said the forum aims to discuss on the ways of strengthening African people' s immunity against the coronavirus pandemic. He raised alarm over the deteriorating economy of Afrucan countries due to the adverse effects of the pandemic.
At the end of the forum, the African leaders are looking forward to come up with more informed ways to end the Covid- 19 pandemic in Africa and revive the economy of Africa. They have all expressed the need for a more independent Africa, with a sustainable economy.