President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurates the African Anti-Corruption Forum (AACF) in Sharm El-Sheikh on Wednesday.
In statements, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said the forum is held upon an initiative launched by President El-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 spokesman added.
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.
The president is the current chairman of the AU in 2019.