CAIRO: An Egyptian delegation headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab traveled to Indonesia Monday to partake in the Asian-African Conference Commemoration (AACC), scheduled to be held in Jakarta from 22 to 24 April, Youm7 reported.
“The summit aims to supporting Asia-Africa partnership, sharing experiences in enhancing both regions’ economic development and addressing common challenges,” Mahlab was quoted by Al-Ahram Monday.
Based on a message from Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the invitation to the conference was presented to Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with the Widodo’s Special Envoy to the Middle East, Elwy Shehab in March.
According to the Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s website, over 34 heads of state and heads of government, as well as representatives from 77 states are expected to be present during the conference.
The five-day conference is slated to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, which took place in 1955 between the then newly independent Asian and African states.