Egypt’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ahmed Omar Gadو chaired the last session of the African Peace and Security Council in November under the Egyptian presidency.
The meeting addressed the issue of women and their role in peace and security, and the progress made in the agenda of women on the African continent and their role in maintaining peace and security.
The Egyptian Ambassador reviewed national efforts in this regard, especially efforts to promote women’s participation in political and economic life in Egypt.
He also stressed the need to redouble efforts on the continent to support the involvement of women, and the need to pay special attention to this issue in light of the efforts to recover from the pandemic, in order to prevent the doubling of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on women and the neediest groups.
He also called for strengthening international partnerships with the African Union and its Member States to push forward the role of women on the continent.