President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi welcomed on Wednesday the participants during the Anti-Corruption forum (AACF) held in Sharm El Sheikh. During the inauguration of AACF، Al Sisi added that this forum aims at promoting joint African action and exchange of experience. That joint African action needs unified and coordinated efforts، in the political، legislative، and judicial fields to combat the scourge of corruption، Al Sisi noted. Corruption is one of the major obstacles in the history of progress and development، the president assured. Noteworthy، Sharm al Sheikh city hosts African Anti-Corruption forum (AACF)، today، Wednesday، under the auspices of Egypt’s President، Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi.
President Al-Sisi will give a word before the forum during the inaugural session.
The AACF will witness the participation of ministers of justice and interior as well as the chairpersons of anti-corruption authorities، auditing institutions and illicit gains authorities. Over 200 senior officials from regional and international institutions will also participate.
It is scheduled that 51 African countries will take part in the forum، including; Tunisia، Morocco، Libya، Algeria، Angola، Burkina Faso and others.
Saudi Arabia، the United Arab Emirates، Jordan and Kuwait will be guests of honour in the AACF. The two-day conference aims at encouraging African countries to adopt policies، programmes and work plans that contribute to the eradication of corruption and to establish a knowledge linkage base between different regions of the continent on the risks of corruption and its severe negative effect on development.
The forum will address several topics including the continental and national efforts conducted by African countries in accordance with their international and regional commitments، the relationship between corruption and development، capacity building and human resources، the role of civil society and the private sector، and how to enhance African inter-governmental coordination in combating corruption.