On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.
President Sisi expressed the Egyptian keenness to foster cooperation with the United Nations and its associate institutions, according to Presidency Spokesman Bassam Rady.
“Egypt is eager to support priorities of the 74th United Nations’ General Assembly and maintain global peace and security,” Rady added.
On his part, Guterres hailed the Egyptian endeavors while it chairs the African Union this year. Also, he praised Egypt’s role in fostering peace and security in the African continent, as well as supporting sustainable development through launching the continental free trade agreement.
Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Libya Issues Present in UNGA74
The spokesman noted that the meeting tackled latest developments of regional issues and issues including counter-terrorism.
Regarding the Palestinian cause, President Sisi asserted Egypt’s support to all international efforts to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis.
The Egyptian president stressed that Eastern Jerusalem must be the capital city of the Palestinian state upon international legislations, noting that, “This is the main solution to achieve security and development to all the region’s peoples.”
For the Libyan issue, Sisi reaffirmed Egypt’s support to stability and unity of Libya and its national army.
“Interests of the Libyan people are a priority.”
As for Sudan, Sisi asserted the importance of coordination between regional and international efforts to help the country restore stability.
President Sisi reaffirmed necessity of lifting Sudan from Washington’s list of countries sponsoring terrorism.
Regarding Syria and Yemen, the two parties agreed on the importance of continuing coordination and consultations in this regard.
The UN secretary-general pointed out the international organization is keen to increase cooperation with Egypt to maintain peace and security regionally in the Middle East and Africa.
Earlier, Sisi held a summit with his US counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders tackled importance of counter-terrorism.
Moreover, President Sisi held several bilateral talks with European leaders.