A Memorandum of Cooperation was reached between the AACI and the Egyptian and Arab Solidarity Foundation on 15/03/2018 in Cairo. The memorandum was signed by Dr Mohamed Salem Soufi, the Director General of the AACI, and by Dr Zakaria Ahmed Esmat Al-Sadat (Zain Al-Sadat) Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.
In line with this memorandum, the two sides organized the Arab-African International Forum for Strategic Cooperation to Combat Terrorism and Extremism with Thought in Cairo from 15 to -17/04/2018. A group of lead intellectuals, writers and civil society leaders from some Arab and African countries participated in the forum. The Forum also issued valuable recommendations aimed at enhancing strategic cooperation between Arab and African countries to fight terrorism and extremism with thought.