Dr. Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, President of the University of Cairo, inaugurated the ceremonial activities of the Faculty of Higher African Studies “A Day in Love with Egypt” as part of the celebration of the college’s diamond anniversary, which coincides with the celebration of Africa Day and the anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity 25 May 1963.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khasht said that May 25, 1963 is an important date in the history of Africa and African countries, the day determined with the establishment of the Organization of African Unity and subsequently the African Union, and it is also a day for a renewed call for Africa to establish solidarity, which represents the secret of success, progress, victory and peace, which represents Aspects that are absent from many global entities, and emphasizes that solidarity and true unity on the ground the basis is power and success and any political, economic or military progress.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khasht emphasized the pride of the African continent and its placement in the Egyptian strategy, and at the forefront of the political leadership’s priorities, recognizing the importance of Africa, and explaining that the celebration of the College of Higher African studies reflect the importance of Africa to Egypt and the world, noting that Cairo University and Nasser Academy have studied in a large elite. One of the African leaders and has reflected the role of the Egyptian nation state since the July 23 revolution until now..
Al-Khasht indicated that Africa faces many challenges, whether related to war, human trafficking, arms and others, which worsened after the Corona pandemic and the Ukrainian war, and stressed that it requires a lot of recommendations and decision-makers. must be submitted and provided. mechanisms that contribute to meeting these challenges and achieving the desired progress..
Dr. Al-Khasht added that the Faculty of Higher African Studies represents a major house of expertise for the African continent within the University of Cairo, pointing out that the African person is creative when the opportunity is available to him, and that appeared in the distinction. of many African elements on a global level in various fields such as sports and politics from where they are in global political leadership positions, emphasizing his pride in all that is Africa.
In turn, Ambassador Abdelhamid Bou Zaher, head of the permanent delegation of the African Union to the League of Arab States, said that this celebration, held in the corridors of the prestigious Cairo University, commemorates the 59th anniversary represent. of the founding of the African Union that changed into the African Union, praising the cooperation of the University of Cairo and the Faculty of African Studies Supreme Court with the African Union mission and interest in African affairs, which Egypt’s reflects permanent interest in the African continent, which was clearly demonstrated by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s speech to African citizens, which expressed the importance of the African continent and Egypt’s great interest..
Speaking on behalf of Moussa Faki Mohamed, chairperson of the African Union Commission, Bouzaher said: The 25th of May informs us of the first moments of the existence of the Organization of African Unity at the geopolitical and institutional levels. , and is a test. of the ability to build the Africa that the founders of the organization dreamed of.In recent years, the African continent has faced the challenges of terrorism, extremism, corruption, societal conflicts, unemployment and economic crisis, in addition to the emerging food crisis from climate unrest, the Covid-19 crisis, and the negative consequences of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Bouzaher explained that the African Union has taken many measures, decisions and strategies to meet these challenges and achieve the desired goals, including the institutional reform of the African Union, which began in 2016 with the aim of institution’s governance, multilateralism and the entry into force of the African-Continental Free Trade Zone in 2021, which will make Africa a common market in the world, in addition to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic by strengthening health systems and units for Corona production to establish virus encounters.
Bouzaher added that the African Union had launched a series of initiatives to address the food crisis, the most important of which is the development of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), and a commitment in the year 2922 to resilience to the area of food security on the African continent through the strengthening of agricultural food systems, health and social production, and the development of human capital. It helps to accelerate economic development..
Dr. Attia El-Tantawy said that the celebration of “A Day in the Love of Egypt” represents a celebration of several occasions, namely the celebration of Africa Day, which is held every year on May 25 to celebrate the management of the Organization four of Africa Unity, and the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the College of Postgraduate Studies in Africa. The celebration is a day to appreciate the pioneering professors of African Studies, and to honor the graduates of the college, who support the bonds of love and dedication of work values among researchers in African affairs. It also focuses on strengthening interdependence with African countries and supporting historical relations and vital interests between Egypt and its African brethren..
Dr. Attia El-Tantawy has dr. Mohamed El-Khasht’s efforts to lead the University of Cairo in an excellent way to occupy a prestigious global position to become a destination for ambassadors and scholars of all countries, and his interest in the College of Postgraduate Africa- study praised. and support for Egyptian-African relations, the implementation of many opportunities and activities and the increase of communication with Africans in various fields. In addition to supporting the development of many programs aimed at serving the African continent and preparing frameworks capable of achieving a better future, in order to achieve Africa’s Vision 2063 and in line with the vision of the political leadership to pave a new path from these relations, in recognition of Egypt’s African position, which Dr. Elkhosht describes as a human philosopher and pioneer Enlightenment, renewal and the citizenry in present-day Egypt, which led to the university occupying a prominent global position and becoming a destination for ambassadors and scholars of all countries..
Dr. Attia El-Tantawy explained that Egyptian-African relations go back to decades and have close historical, geographical and cultural ties, making the African continent a part of Egyptian history and one of the circles of Egyptian foreign policy. Awareness of the importance of achieving security, peace and progress, and its affiliation with its African environment is an important component of the Egyptian identity, emphasizing that the College of Postgraduate African Studies plays a crucial role in supporting of Egyptian-African relations, and the use of his expertise and scientific and service capacity in the service of African affairs..
At the end of the celebration, the Organization of African Unity dr. Mohamed Othman Elkhosht, president of the University of Cairo, was honored with the shield of the Organization of the African Union, and the College of Higher African Studies honored him with the shield of the College. ..
The ceremony was attended by Dr. Attia El-Tantawy, Acting Dean of the College, and journalist Akram Al-Qassas, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Editor-in-Chief of the Seventh Day. Major General Staff Ayman Naim, Director of the Nasser Military Academy, Ambassador Abdelhamid Bouzaher, Head of the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the League of Arab States, a number of ambassadors from African countries representing the five regions of the continent, and dr. Naela Farouk, head of Egyptian television.