Regional Relations “TICAD”

Egypt has been elected as chair of the African Union in 2019, thus H.E. President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi co-chaired the TICAD VII Summit in Yokohama.

Egypt continues to play a leading role in the framework of the African Partnerships, especially the TICAD process, participating positively and effectively in its different meetings and summits.

Egypt welcomes TICAD as a pioneering multilateral forum for international cooperation on African development. It also acknowledges the achievements made to date, and is with the view that they opened up a new chapter of mutual cooperation with Japan.

During chairing of AU, Egypt affirmed its strong commitment to continue to pursue the TICAD process, as an open and inclusive mechanism built on the principles of African ownership and international partnership. A mechanism that can further mobilize global support for Africa’s development by engaging with multiple stakeholders, including the private sector. Egypt has also promoted, through TICAD process, south-south and triangular cooperation within the framework of national and regional development programs in all sectors, particularly in the field of health, capacity building and human security.

Egypt has been – for many years – at the heart of the African continent, through the active role of the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) that supports Africa’s development by means of providing capacity-building assistance; humanitarian assistance; aid programs; transferring of knowledge, skills and expertise; as well as the promotion of creative industries. EAPD also supports and promotes the private sector’s trade and investment role in the development of the continent since creating a prosperous Africa remains a key objective for Egypt.

Another mechanism for Egypt’s commitment towards the African development is the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA), which is an independent center of excellence in training, capacity building and research with an international geographical mandate that covers all peace and security-related issues, such as conflict prevention and resolution, crisis management, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, transnational threats, and preventing radicalization and extremism leading to terrorism.