The Minister of Interior, Mr. Mahmoud Tawfiq, received the Ministers of Interior and Security of the countries of (Uganda, Sierra Leone, Congo, Ghana, Burundi, Chad, Zambia and Lesotho) on the sidelines of their participation in the activities of the first African Anti Corruption Forum in Sharm el Sheikh.
During the meetings, a number of security issues of common concern were discussed. The visiting ministers emphasized the keenness of the police services in their countries to benefit from the Egyptian expertise known for their efficiency in the fields of security, combating corruption and public money crimes, in addition to looking forward to enhancing channels of communication and information exchange mechanisms, In particular with regard to terrorist entities and tracing their sources of financing.
For his part, Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfiq welcomed the visit of his African counterparts, stressing the keenness of the Ministry of Interior to extend bridges of communication with the brotherly African security agencies, based on total belief in the importance of supporting the message of security and stability in the countries of the continent. He also Stressed that the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior is fully prepared for joint cooperation in the fields of training and exchange of experiences and information in various fields of security work, especially combating terrorism and immigration as well as the fight against corruption, organized crime, money laundering and electronic crime.
During his consultations with the African ministers, he also welcomed the extension of the African police cadres’ access to the technical and training capabilities available to the Egyptian police and to the advanced training courses held by the Ministry in all required police fields. This came in accordance with the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the African Union (AU) to be open cooperate with the countries of the African continent.