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Egypt’s role in Africa during COVID-19 pandemic

Although Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union ended in 2019, it continues to focus on Africa, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic.

CAIRO — Even after its one-year chairmanship term of the African Union (AU) ended in 2019, Egypt continues to prioritize Africa when it comes to its foreign policy.

On April 29, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi participated in a mini summit for AU leaders held via video conference to discuss the coronavirus outbreak. During the meeting, Sisi underlined the importance of the results reached in previous summits, mainly the establishment of an African fund to confront the novel coronavirus aimed to mobilize resources and implement projects in the health-care sector.

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