After many years of disconnect, The North African country, Egypt is forging new cooperation with the rest of Africa in the health, infrastructure and economic sectors.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs for Egypt, Sammeh Shoukry, spoke at a meeting with Diplomatic Correspondents from 13 African countries in Cairo on Monday 3rd August, hinted that Egypt has the political will to forge better cooperation with the rest of Africa. He was glad to announce that his country is back with Africa after years of disconnect.
Shoukry said: “It’s better to cooperate at the regional African level than engage with much more developed economies that do not transmit the necessary technology which comes at a political price
At an earlier conference with journalists, Secretary General of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), Ambassador Hazem Fahmy, said: “The future is with Africa, and there is no future without Africa”. He noted that Egypt’s effort for cooperation is to share experience with African brothers and sisters; and without any condition.
The EAPD, formed in 2014, is an agency with which Egypt is forging cooperation with other African countries and this year, the country is currently on a plan to train 600 medical doctors and nurses from all parts of Africa.