Security beefed up in Sharm al Sheikh ahead of 2016 Africa business forum
Egyptian interior minister Magdy abdel el-ghaffar - YOUM7

CAIRO: Egypt’s Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar travelled to Sharm al Sheikh Thursday to check on the security measures ahead of the Africa 2016 international business and investment forum scheduled for Feb. 20-21, Youm7 reported.

Under the title, “Africa 2016: Business for Africa, Egypt and the world,” the conference is an Africa to Africa investment forum aims at strengthening business ties within Africa, both at a business and presidential levels.

The forum will be inaugurated Saturday by President Abdel Fatah al Sisi in presence of a number of African Heads of State. It was initiated by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD,) the development arm of the foreign affairs ministry.

The two-day forum focus on boosting intra-Africa trade and investment by developing new and strategic public and private sector alliances. Over 1,000 African delegates are expected to take part in the forum.

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