CHARM EL-CHEIKH (Egypt) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi said Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh that African countries urgently needed to redouble their efforts at all levels to "deepen cooperation and "economic integration," local media reported.
Speaking on the occasion of the "Africa Forum 2018" whose work began on Saturday in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), the Egyptian president said that the world considered Africa "as a land of opportunities promising to achieve high rates of economic growth ".
Abdel Fattah al-Sissi added that this continent has abundant resources, both human and material, which "constitute for us a great challenge if we want to achieve decent living conditions for all citizens of the continent. . "
The Egyptian head of state called for the exploitation of the potential of young Africans and "support their ideas by financing productive projects", adding that it was also important "to increase economic emancipation of African women and the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against them. "
The 2018 Africa Forum, which saw the participation of leaders from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), was dedicated to infrastructure and investment, as well as entrepreneurship and related issues. the condition of women.
For Algeria, the Minister of Industry and Mines, Youcef Yousfi, takes part in the forum as representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The main objective of this forum is to develop trade and promote investment in Africa and to hoist regional integration, said the same source.