7 February 2014

West Africa: Egypt Attends 2nd Ministerial Meeting On Security in Sahel Region

Photo: La Tribune
Militants of the Sahel region.

Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdy Luza has participated in the second ministerial conference on security in the Sahel region, held at the headquarters of the European Council in Brussels.

Addressing the gathering, Luza said Egypt was keen on enhancing peace and security in the African continent through a military police unit that worked under the international peacekeeping forces in Mali.

The diplomat underlined the importance of coordination with the Malian government and the region's countries to meet its needs for achieving sustainable development and combat terrorism.

Egypt's participation in the regional conference came upon an invitation by Mali government and the European commission.

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