Africa: Morsi Underlines Importance of Development in Africa

President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday 27/1/2013 confirmed that it is high time to adopt preventive strategy in Africa that aims at activating African charter for human rights and elimination of poverty and marginalization as well as combating injustice and enhancing peoples rights to have a well-off life.

This came in a speech delivered on his behalf by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr during the 20th African Summit held in Addis Ababa.

He added that development is the most urgent challenge that faces African countries.

"Development is the base for achieving the required renaissance of Africa," Morsi said.

Amr is leading Egypt's delegation to the event.

Morsi hailed the topic of the summit entitled 'comprehensive union and African renaissance' as 'timely and wise choice'.

Morsi asserted that Africa faces many challenges including socio-economic development and providing education, health and knowledge services to the citizens.

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