President Abd Al Fattah Al Sisi said on Sunday that Africa Forum this year comes while we all look forward to achieving greater regional integration and facilitating the movement of intra-trade، especially following launching the African Free Trade Area، during the summit held in Nouakchott. In his word during Africa 2018 forum held in Sharm El Sheikh، the president expressed his aspiration to increase investments in the African continent through the implementation of cross-border joint ventures، particularly in the fields of infrastructure، new and renewable energy، telecommunications and information technology. “We aspire to achieve these goals through joint action under the umbrella of the African Union،”، Al Sisi said. He pointed out that Egypt seeks through the presidency of the African Union next year to build basing on the achievements of the past years، adding that the reforms in Egypt contributed to the improvement of economic indicators and credit. The reform process must cope pace with the requirements of the information revolution and advanced technology related to the digital economy، the president assured.