President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York Tuesday - Press photo President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York Tuesday - Press photo

Sisi meets Jordanian counterpart on sidelines of UNGA

Wed, Sep. 26, 2018
CAIRO – 26 September 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met on Tuesday with his Jordanian counterpart, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, on the sidelines of the week-long United Nations General Assembly 73rd meeting in New York.

According to a statement issued by the presidency, both leaders discussed several issues of mutual concern.

Sisi, who arrived in New York on Friday to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting for the fifth time since taking office, met with several leaders from all around the world including American President Donald Trump.

During the meeting which took place on Monday, Trump welcomed the Egyptian president, saying "It’s 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," President Trump added.

"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 reiterated.
Sisi expressed his pleasure to meet Trump, saying "Being here and having this meeting really states 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. He added 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, saying other African icons also played the same role including late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

"Today's gathering provides a great opportunity to provide our children with better education and to reduce the rate of unemployment among the youth," Sisi said.

He also stressed the importance of protecting the youth from extremism and terrorism.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York Tuesday - Press photo
 
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