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Sisi: Egypt’s Right to Nile River Matter of Life, Existence


Tue 24 Sep 2019 | 07:40 PM
Hassan El-Khawaga

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Tuesday that Egypt’s right to the Nile River is a matter of life and existence.

Addressing the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA74), President Sisi called on the international community to press all relevant parties to show flexibility in a bid to reach an acceptable agreement on Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam.

Sisi stated that Egypt has a pioneering experience in the societal development and economic reforms, besides countering terrorism.

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Sisi highlighted a role played by Egypt at the UN, the Arab League and the African Union, calling on regional and international institutions to support development in Africa.

The president further pressed for removing Sudan from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism in light of the difficult economic situation in the Arab country.

"The African states realize well the importance of building effective partnerships to face the political and economic challenges, get the required technology and knowledge, and develop the African human capabilities, matters which are essential to achieve goals of Africa Agenda 2063," the president stated.

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He also called on the international financial institutions to fund development in Africa by the easiest conditions.

He pointed to holding the first session of Aswan forum for sustainable peace and development in December to be a model for launching dialogue among international and regional actors, political leaders, funding institutions, civil society and the private sector.

The president urged world leaders to adopt a mechanism to support the decision-making process at the UN Security Council.

He also called for renewing the religious discourse and upholding the values of tolerance as part of the anti-terrorism war, stressing that the UN Security Council resolutions on that score should be respected.