CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Thursday delegated Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to lead an official Egyptian delegation to attend the Bandung Conference in Indonesia by the end of April, Youm7 reported.
The 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference which will take place from April 19 to 24, 2015, both in Bandung and Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.
Sisi received the invitation to attend the conference in March 2015, when he met with Elwy Abdel Rahman Shehab, the special envoy of the Indonesian President to the Middle East and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Some 109 world leaders and 25 international organizations have been invited to participate in the conference.
The Bandung Conference was first held April 18-24, 1955 in Indonesia, where 25 countries were participating, most of which were newly independent. The conference aims to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation.
Additional reporting by Mohamed el-Galy