Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted Sunday his country’s support to DR Congo as it leads the African Union (AU) during the current year.
He added that Egyptian–Congolese relations are distinguished by historical ties and joint coordination within the African continent.
Al-Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting with Ambassador Jean Leon Ngando, Special Envoy of the DR Congo President.
The Egyptian President asked Ngando to convey the former’s greetings to Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi, praising the tireless efforts of DR Congo within the framework of its current presidency of AU.
The Congolese ambassador conveyed a message to Al-Sisi from Tshisekedi, in which he expressed his deep appreciation for the Egyptian support to DR Congo during the latter’s current presidency of AU.
Tshisekedi hailed the distinguished ties between the two countries, while expressing Congo’s aspiration to strengthen the relations at all levels.
The meeting has also tackled the developments of a number of issues of common interest on the continental arena, which represent a priority on the agenda of the African Union during the current period.
The 34th Session of the AU Summit ended on 7 February 2021 with Tshisekedi selected as new chief.
Tshisekedi said his priorities would be tackling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, accelerating the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and fostering peace and security on the continent.
Combating climate change, expediting regional integration, investing in human capital, promoting Africa’s culture and empowering women and youth will also get his attention.
The theme for this year’s summit and the rest of 2021 is Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.