Egypt’s FM heads for New York to participate in High-level Meetings of the 78th Session of UNGA



Fri, 15 Sep 2023 - 09:01 GMT


Fri, 15 Sep 2023 - 09:01 GMT

File- Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President-Designate- press photo

File- Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP27 President-Designate- press photo

CAIRO – 15 September 2023: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head for New York to participate in the High-level Meetings of the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which will begin on September 18.


The new session of the General Assembly will he held under the title “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”


Egyptian Foreign Minister will participate in a number of high-level summits and special, said the Egyptian Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement.


Shoukry will deliver Egypt’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, and participate in the “Sustainable Development Goals Summit” and the “Climate Ambition Summit.”


The Minister of Foreign Affairs will chair the ministerial meeting on losses and damages, as well as the Global Forum to Combat Terrorism, which Egypt co-chairs with the European Union.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ program also includes attending economic meetings aimed at attracting investments to Egypt and introducing the measures taken by the government to encourage foreign investment.


Shoukry will also speak before the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and the American Council on Foreign Relations and meet with officials of the World Economic Forum.



Ambassador Abu Zeid added that Minister Sameh Shoukry is expected to participate in a number of ministerial meetings to discuss international and regional issues that represent a priority for Egypt, most notably the ministerial preparatory meeting for the future summit, the coordination meeting of Arab foreign ministers, and the ministerial meeting of Sudan’s neighboring countries. He also will participate in the ministerial meeting to support the humanitarian response in Sudan and the region, which is organized by Egypt in cooperation with a number of international partners.


Shoukry also participates in the Conference of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Ministerial Meeting of the Peacebuilding Committee, the Tripartite Meeting (Egypt-Cyprus-Greece) and the Palestinian Aid Coordination Committee (AHLC) meeting, in addition to the European/Arab Ministerial Meeting to encourage the revival of the peace process and ta meeting on supporting the United Nations Relief and Works for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the tripartite mechanism meeting (Egypt - Iraq - Jordan).


The Foreign Minister’s agenda will also include many bilateral meetings with foreign ministers and heads of participating delegations, in addition to meetings with American, European, Asian, and Arab media.



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