Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry – Press Photo
CAIRO – 26 February 2019: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Geneva on Tuesday to deliver a speech to the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), according to a ministerial statement published on their official Facebook account.
Ministerial spokesperson Ahmed Hafez commented on Shoukry’s trip, explaining that the minister plans to address international, inalienable human rights on a multitude of levels, most prominently, social, economic and political. Shoukry is also expected to use the discuss the steps that Egypt has taken towards ensuring all citizens enjoy their inalienable human rights.
Shoukry will also address the Conference on Disarmament, according to Hafez, during which the minister will speak of the benefits of a no-arms zone, explaining that this is the stand that Egypt holds and that this will ensure that society can come together and develop further. This is especially the case in the Middle East region, Shoukry will explain.
Shourky will also hold multiple meetings with several international organizations, including the World Health Organization and International Telecommunication Union.
During his stay in Geneva, Shoukry is also expected to inaugurate the new Egyptian consulate department in Geneva.