Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Saturday that the sixth Cairo High-Level Meeting of the Presidents of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts and the African Constitutional Councils is a continuation of efforts made in previous years to cooperate with African countries to achieve the continent’s peoples’ aspirations.
Madbouly added that the continent is full of diverse natural resources shared by multiple countries.
“We are always keen to preserve natural resources to ensure that future generations get their rights, which obliges the countries of Africa to work hard for the proper use of resources to achieve sustainable development and the well-being of African peoples,” he explained.
Furthermore, the PM said that Egypt extends a helping hand and applies its human, scientific, and technical potential to promote the continent in various fields.
He added that the challenges force us to think collectively to reduce the negative effects at the international level on the economies of African countries, so that they may have a chance to succeed in achieving development and social justice.
“We look forward — together with the Africa’s peoples — to reaping the fruits of the sixth meeting of the African Supreme Constitutional Courts,” he asserted.
“The conservation of resources has become an obligation for the countries of the continent in a world of political and economic turmoil, which forces us to take the initiative to preserve them.”
For his part, Minister of Justice Omar Marwan said that the meeting brings together the elite legal minds in Africa and the African constitutional authorities under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, which is an affirmation by the Egyptian state of the importance of African partnership in all fields and in appreciation of the role of the constitutional judiciary in protecting rights and freedoms.
“Judicial cooperation between the countries of the continent has become a necessity imposed by the common challenges facing us, and on top of these challenges is the comprehensive development process, as it is an expression of prosperity and stability by increasing job opportunities, raising the standard of living, and providing a safe life,” he explained.
In the same contest, Boulos Fahmy — President of the Supreme Constitutional Court — stressed that the sixth Cairo meeting is undeniable evidence of the determination to achieve its goals of constitutional contributions to ensure the rights and freedoms of African peoples and align them with rising nations.
He added that the last five meetings were of great importance because they witnessed the complete consensus of the participants on issues of great importance at all levels.
Furthermore, he pointed out that the fight against terrorism and corruption in all its forms and illegal immigration, along with protecting the environment, stimulating the green economy, and supporting digitisation are considered influential issues.
He pointed out that these issues witnessed a mental storm among the pioneers of various constitutional and legal cultures whose roots extend to local and international tributaries, which first inspired serious and effective opinions in African countries from legislators and executives in the development of aspects of African peoples.