The first African Anti-Corruption Forum (AACF) held on Wednesday 12/6/2019 upon an initiative launched by President Sisi in January 2018 during his participation in the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit that was held in Addis Ababa under the theme: “Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.”
The two-day forum aims at providing a platform for African countries to meet on a regular basis to exchange information, experiences and best practices for the purpose of consolidating their national capabilities and institutions in the fight against corruption.
The forum will address several topics, including the continental and national efforts conducted by African countries in accordance with their international and regional commitments, the relationship between corruption and development, capacity building and human resources, the role of civil society and the private sector, and how to enhance African inter-governmental coordination in combating corruption.
Wednesday June 12, 2019
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended the inaugural session of the African Anti-Corruption Forum (AACF) that will be held in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh for two days.
The event brings together participants from 51 African countries and four Arab countries.
Addressing the first African Anti-Corruption Forum, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called for rallying all African efforts to fight corruption that is depleting countries’ economies.
He said that the convocation of the forum in Egypt comes as part of the country’s deep conviction of the importance of enhancing a joint African action as regards fighting corruption, which is a priority topic that now tops the agenda of the African Union, adding that all African states are urged to join hands to fight corruption, a main hurdle to achieving sustainable development.