A seminar on Egypt and Africa: issues and interactions was held at the British University in Egypt, Dr Boutros Ghali’s Hall, on January 28th, 2019, in cooperation between Egypt/Africa Centre at the BUE and Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.
The Seminar was attended by Officials, specialists, Businessman, Academicians, Researchers, Civil Society and Media figures and Intellectuals.
On the Agenda the following topics were discussed:
- International and African initiatives: opportunities and challenges. Participants discussed as well the African Union vision for 2063, Chinese development mechanism Worldwide.
- Egyptian African economic cooperation were also discussed the challenges pertaining to the Scarcity of water resources and their implications on African development and the scenarios for the future. Also discussed new energy issues in Africa and the role of the private sector.
- The role of civil society in the development of Egyptian African relations. Equally discussed the role of Egyptian Academia and research centres in the development of relations with their peers in Africa, the Egyptian African media cooperation and the role of Egyptian Relief Agencies in the African continent.
The Seminar was held under the patronage of Mr Mohamed Farid Khamis the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BUE. As for the inaugural session, it was presided over by Prof Dr Ahmed Hamad, President of the BUE and was attended by Dr Osama El-zaher, President of the Central Department of the Minister of Water resources and irrigation office affaire who represented the Minister at Seminar, H.E. Ambassador Khaled Emara, Assistant Foreign Minister, and Prof Dr Amani El-Taweel , Assistant Director of Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.