Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses the UN General Assembly in New York in 2014- Reuters
CAIRO – 16 September 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is heading on Sunday to New York to take part in the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, according to a presidential statement released on Saturday.
President Sisi is anticipated to present Egypt’s vision on the ongoing global issues and mechanisms to boost peace and stability in the world, in addition to the Egyptian stances towards regional issues in the Middle East and efforts to combat terrorism, the statement read.
Egyptian presidential spokesperson Ambassador Alaa Youssef announced Sisi’s participation in the U.N. Security Council’s summit on reforming the peacekeeping forces’ operations, along with a speech to be delivered by Sisi before the summit’s participants, in which the Egyptian president will overview the Egyptian endeavors in that regard, as Egypt is the seventh powerful country contributing to the U.N.
The statement disclosed that Egypt has taken part in 37 U.N. peacekeeping missions, with more than 30,000 soldiers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
President Sisi will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, in addition to key political, congressional and economic figures in the American administration, Youssef added.
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