Fri, 21 Sep 2018 - 10:45 GMT
Holding Egyptian flags on their way to President Sisi’s residence in New York, Egyptian expats chanted, “We love Egypt, we support Egypt, we support Egyptian Army, we support Sisi.” – Photo compiled by Egypt Today staff
CAIRO – 22 September 2018: The Egyptian community in New Work is enthusiastically getting ready to receive President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his 5th visit to the United States to participate at the UN General Assembly meetings.
The Egyptian leader is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump privately this week at the UN, where Trump will also meet with at least six other world leaders.
Holding Egyptian flags on their way to President Sisi’s residence in New York, Egyptian expats chanted, “We love Egypt, we support Egypt, we support Egyptian Army, we support Sisi.”
President Sisi arrived in New York on Friday ahead of a full schedule on the sidelines of attending the 73rd UNGA meetings, which kicked off on Tuesday.
He will deliver a statement at one of the meetings next week, as he will address the Egyptian vision to achieve world peace through deeper UN roles and a call to contain all armed conflicts, eradicate terrorism, push for denuclearization and tackle economic concerns, according to a Friday statement by the Egyptian presidency.
Many other Egyptian expats rallied the streets holding flags and balloons in a show of love and happiness to welcome the Egyptian president.
It is pertinent to mention that for the third time in the history of the Group of 77, Egypt will head the high-level meeting of the coalition, which consists of developing nations, and was designed to promote its members' collective economic interests and create an enhanced joint negotiating capacity in the UN.
"El-Sisi will deliver Egypt's opening statement to the meeting, which will include a review of the Egyptian role in supporting the efforts of the group since its founding in the 1960s," Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said in the statement.
According to the statement, Sisi’s statement to the group “will also highlight Egypt's position towards efforts to reform United Nations development strategies in order to strengthen its responses to the developmental needs of its state members.”
Sisi is also expected to meet with U.S. congressmen, intellectual and political figures, heads of major companies and members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The meetings aim at initiating ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Several top topics will top the meetings’ agenda, including the Palestinian peace process, the Syrian, Libyan and Yemeni conflicts, and the migration issue.