Tunisia attends Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development

A Tunisian delegation led by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Acting Foreign Minister Sabri Bachtobji attended the first edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development taking place in Egypt on December 11-12.

The forum is attended by African Heads of State, the Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC), representatives of regional and international organisations as well as African foreign ministers.

It forum shed light on ways to boost investment across the African continent and upgrade its infrastructure so as to achieve the sustainable development goals (SFGs) as part of the implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the AU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Wednesday.

It also seeks to reduce the impacts of conflicts in Africa on sustainable development and urge international financial institutions to support development projects in Africa.

The proceedings of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development will focus on security and economic challenges, inter-State cooperation in combating terrorism, organised crime and promoting AU countries' role in resolving the crises in Libya and Sahel-Saharan States.

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