Tue, 01 Nov 2022 - 04:36 GMT
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 - 04:36 GMT
CAIRO – 1 November 2022: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi met on Tuesday with Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit taking place on November 1-2 in Algeria.
According to Presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi, President Sisi welcomed meeting with the UN Secretary-General, stressing Egypt's keenness to continue strengthening cooperation with the United Nations institutions in various fields to support international peace and security, as well as coordination with the UN to enhance its role.
Sisi also affirmed Egypt's appreciation for the fruitful and growing cooperation with the United Nations on the issue of climate change, pointing out in this regard to Egypt's expected hosting of the COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh this November.
President Sisi also highlighted Egypt's endeavor to work during this summit to adopt a comprehensive vision that includes the needs of developing countries, taking into account the capabilities of other countries at the same time, in order to reach practical and internationally applicable solutions and commitments with regard to facing climate challenges.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations praised Egypt's ‘distinguished active role’ in the international multilateral action system, expressing his appreciation for the cooperation between Egypt and the United Nations, and the Egyptian participation in the various activities of the UN.
Guterres also expressed his aspiration for the Sharm el-Sheikh summit to be a milestone in the issue of climate change, praising in this context the relevant historical positions of Egypt, especially since it is ‘one of the first developing countries to adopt decisive policies on the climate change file.’
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi headed Tuesday to Algeria to attend the 31st Arab Summit taking place on November 1-2.
The presidency's spokesperson pointed out that the president's participation is in the framework of strengthening ties and cooperation with neighboring Arab states, and Egypt's eagerness for brokering joint cooperation among Arab states.
The spokesperson pointed out that the summit's focus will be bolstering efforts aimed at preserving regional security and stability, pushing forward Arab interests, and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine War.
The president is scheduled to hold a number of bilateral meetings with fellow Arab leaders on the sidelines of the summit to hold consultations and exchange views on regional and international levels.
The summit is the first in two years, and will cover the Palestinian Cause, Arab-European and Arab-African relations, economic affairs, investment, and intra-Arab trade exchange.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry flew to Algeria on Friday to take part in meetings of the Arab League (AL) council, preceding the summit.
The Arab leaders are expected to discuss the promulgation of a number of decisions pertinent to settling disputes, restoring peace, and bringing about stability and development for the Arab nations.