Egypt participates in Committee of APRM Focal Points meeting

Sami Hegazi
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Suha Gendi, the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Department of African Organisations and Communities, participated in a meeting of the Focal Points Committee for the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) that was held virtually.

Gendi reviewed Egypt’s efforts to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2063 African Union Development Agenda.

She stressed that the Egyptian state was keen to take these development principles into account during the preparation and implementation of its 2030 national vision for development.

She also pointed out that Egypt was able to overcome the economic challenge caused by the coronavirus pandemic through social security programmes, which allowed Egypt to achieve the estimated growth rates over the past two years despite the global economic slowdown.

“The Egyptian capabilities in the field of government administration and economic planning were reviewed, and Egypt is ready to support its fellow African countries in the implementation of development programmes to enable them to overcome the consequences of the pandemic,” said Gendi.

Furthermore, she noted that work is underway to issue a comprehensive report prepared by Egyptian national authorities in cooperation with the AU on Egypt’s efforts to achieve sustainable development and the principles of good governance, to be published in coordination between Egypt and the APRM.

The APRM is one of the specialised agencies of the AU that is concerned with following up on the implementation of African countries’ development agendas and the SDGs approved by the UN and the AU’s 2063 Development Agenda.

It also follows the development of policies in African countries in terms of democracy, human rights, and good governance, where the mechanism commends the remarkable developments witnessed by Egypt in all these fields.

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