President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) - Press Photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) - Press Photo

Sisi to deliver speech on 1st day of UNGA 73rd high-level General Debate

Tue, Sep. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 September 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will deliver a speech on Tuesday which marks the first day of the high-level General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73).

The UN secretary-general will give a speech, highlighting the main global issues and challenges, which require the immediate attention of member states.
The 37 speakers of the first day of the high-level General Debate include President Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine al-Othmani.

On the sidelines of the week-long United Nations General Assembly 73rd meeting in New York, President Sisi met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for the fourth time since Trump came to power.

During the meeting, Trump welcomed the Egyptian president, saying "It is a great honor to be with President Sisi, our great friend from Egypt."

"We have very special things happening, as our relationship has never been stronger.
We’re working with Egypt on many different fronts, including military, trade, and whatever else we can work on. It’s an honor to be with you again," Trump said.

Sisi expressed his pleasure to meet Trump, saying "Being here and having this meeting reflects the magnitude of the Egyptian-American relationship."

"I commend you for all the accomplishments achieved in the United States within less than two years," Sisi said, adding that Egypt has had "a long stable relationship [with the U.S.] for 40 years now, and during President Trump’s rule, Egypt has received more support."

Earlier on Monday, Sisi delivered a brief address at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit held on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York. Sisi said that Mandela's life represented the hope of African people for dignity and independence, stressing that other African icons played the same role, including late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.

"Today's gathering allows for a great opportunity to provide our children with better education and to reduce the rate of unemployment among the youth," Sisi said, highlighting the importance of protecting the youth from the danger of extremism and terrorism.
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