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Sameh Shoukry heads to New York to participate in UNGA

Thu, Sep. 14, 2017
CAIRO – 14 September 2017: The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry is heading on Friday to New York to participate in the high level meetings of United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) 72nd session after participating in the six-party ministerial meeting on the Libyan crisis, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Thursday.

In all the meetings he will take part in on Tuesday and Wednesday: a ministerial meeting on Syria, a closed meeting on Central Africa, a meeting on the Middle East and a ministerial meeting of the African Union's Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the conditions in South Sudan, Shoukry will present Egypt's vision about the recent regional developments and the ways to enhance the UN and international community role to reach a peaceful solution for the crisis in the Arab and African region, stated the spokesman.

In addition, he will hold a meeting with his counterparts of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on the sidelines of the 72nd session alongside with a consulting meeting with Tunisian and Algerian foreign ministers on Libya, added the spokesman.

A high level meeting on fighting terrorism on the internet will be convened as an initiative of France, Britain and Italy and Canada, said the spokesman noting that this meeting is crucial for Egypt to support the international efforts and maintain the cooperation to prevent materials inciting violence on the social media.

Shoukry will gather in a series of meetings with the member states of the UNESCO Executive Board to support Egypt's candidate Moushira Khattab.

On September 19, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will kick off its 72nd session to discuss international issues of concern, including political, humanitarian, economic and security topics. In light of the increasing vulnerability of millions of people around the world as a result of conflict, terrorism, displacement and rapid change in the climate that leads to natural disasters, this year the assembly is adopting the theme “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”

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