Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has shortly arrived in New York to prepare for President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s participation in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high level meetings, the ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.
He pointed out to the great importance of Egypt’s participation in the General Assembly session, especially in light of the large number of issues and files that will be discussed during the meeting.
Hafez emphasized that Egypt will take part in a number of important summits and ministerial meetings on the sidelines of the General Assembly meetings.
The first day of the high-level General Debate will be September 24. President Sisi will be among the first heads of state to address the session.
Hafez added that the Egyptian participation in the UNGA session will reflect the country’s important role in the UN bodies along with its regional role in all relevant issues.
During his visit to the US, President El-Sisi is expected to hold a number of meetings with his counterparts and UN officials on means of developing cooperation relations and issues of common interest.
The president will also take part in a set of important meetings to expound the Egyptian vision regarding a galaxy of regional and international issues.
Noteworthy, many topics tops the UN session agenda including: Security and peace, climate change, human rights, sustainable development as well as many other branching items such as economic growth, the advancement of women, armed conflict, the Palestinian cause, atomic radiation, outer space, Africa’s development, humanitarian assistance efforts, justice, international law, disarmament, drug control, crime prevention and combating terrorism.
The session will also address all organizational, administrative and UN-related issues. During the session, each state will present its vision regarding the topics listed above. The participants will also share their views about international and regional issues.