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CAIRO – 26 July 2017: Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abo Zeid published video on its twitter official account, Wednesday shows Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meeting with several UNESCO officials seeking their backing of Egyptian candidate Moushira Khattab for the Director-General post.
“FM meets with permanent delegates of the states members of the UNESCO Executive Board, backing Moushira Khattab for the Director-General post,” Abo Zeid wrote on his twitter account.
Khattab was nominated by Egypt on July 19, 2016 for the post of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General at the elections to be held in 2017.
She is also the official candidate of Africa to UNESCO. Khattab is one of nine candidates running for the position which could make her the second woman and first Egyptian citizen to win that post.
Earlier, FM Shoukry met with French Senate Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Christian Cambon.
During their meeting, they discussed several issues including confronting terrorism, and disputes and wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Qatar.
Shoukry explained the root causes of disputes saying that. “All attempts have failed to prevent the Qatari government from backing extremists and terrorists,” Shoukry said during the meeting.
He added that the Doha government has been interfering in Egyptian interior affairs since 1996, “They backed the terrorists groups after our rejection of the ‘Islamic political movement’ to destabilize state stability.”
On July 23, Foreign Minister Shoukry departed to the Belgian capital, Brussels to head the Egyptian delegation to a meeting with the European Union (EU). The meeting, held for the first time since April 2010 discussed relations between the Egyptian government and the EU.
After the meetings, Shoukry left to Paris on Tuesday to meet with officials on boosting ‘bilateral relations between the two countries.’