Egyp­tian lead­ers head to New York to par­tic­i­pate in 72nd UNGA

Al-Sisi to give speech, meet Trump

The Daily News Egypt - - Politics -

For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter Sameh Shoukry is pre­par­ing for Egypt’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 72nd reg­u­lar ses­sion of the United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly (UNGA), which will be­gin on Tues­day.

Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi will head Sun­day to New York also to at­tend the ses­sions, which will mark his fourth par­tic­i­pa­tion. AlSisi is ex­pected to meet with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and to give a speech be­fore the gen­eral as­sem­bly.

This came fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the sixth min­is­te­rial meet­ing to dis­cuss the Libyan cri­sis.

The gen­eral de­bate will open on 19 Septem­ber 2017,with the theme “Fo­cus­ing on Peo­ple: Striv­ing for Peace and a De­cent Life for All on a Sus­tain­able Planet”.

The State In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice (SIS) re­leased a re­port on Satur­day com­ment­ing on Al-Sisi’s vis­its to the UN, say­ing that it of­fers Egypt the chance to present a com­pre­hen­sive vi­sion of the Mid­dle East­ern, African, and other global is­sues. It fur­ther helps hold dozens of bi­lat­eral meet­ings, which serve Egypt’s in­ter­ests and strengthen its po­si­tion and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.

The Egyp­tian par­tic­i­pa­tion last year and this year are ex­cep­tional, due to Egypt’s non-per­ma­nent mem­ber­ship in the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, which will con­clude at the end of 2017.

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