Hours before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in New York to participate at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Egyptian expats announced preparing for several events welcoming Sisi in New York - Egypt Today Hours before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in New York to participate at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Egyptian expats announced preparing for several events welcoming Sisi in New York - Egypt Today

In pics: Egyptian expats launch welcoming events as Sisi arrive in NYC

Sat, Sep. 21, 2019
CAIRO – 21 September 2019: Hours before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in New York to participate at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Egyptian expats announced preparing for several events welcoming Sisi in New York.

In statements to Egypt Today, Egyptian and Arab expats affirmed that they have been preparing for several events that will be launched by the arrival of President Sisi.

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Dozens of Egyptian community members in NYC gathered carrying Egyptian flags to welcome President Sisi - Egypt Today

Dozens of Egyptian community members in NYC gathered in the streets, carrying Egyptian flags to welcome President Sisi. Ahead of Sisi's arrival, Egyptian community held a dinner that witnessed the participation of Egyptians from different U.S. states.
Photos of President Sisi and a display of Egypt's national projects were presented on mobile TV screens that toured NYC.

Sisi has participated in UN General Assembly meetings five times before since 2014 until 2018, as this round will mark his sixth participation.

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Dozens of Egyptian community members in NYC gathered carrying Egyptian flags to welcome President Sisi - Egypt Today

According to Reuters Sisi is scheduled to meet with his American counterpart Donald Trump on the sideline on the meetings.

President Sisi is scheduled to give a speech before the UNGA on Wednesday, where he will touch Egypt’s vision, achievements and stances towards regional and international situations that are discussed, especially in terms of global peace and security, said presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Rady added in a presidency statement that Sisi’s speech will also tackle international efforts to counter terrorism and extremist thoughts, besides economic, social and development fields and Africans affairs in his capacity as the chairman of the African Union.

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Dozens of Egyptian community members in NYC gathered carrying Egyptian flags to welcome President Sisi - Egypt Today

The UN General Assembly meeting will kick off on Monday 23 and will continue until September 30.

Several files will be tackled during the meetings. According to the announced agenda the meetings will be tackling health, sustainable development and removal of chemical weapons.

On Thursday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry departed to New York to prepare for the participation of President Sisi in UNGA high level meetings.

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez, President Sisi will be among the first heads of state to address the high-level public debates.

The Egyptian participation in the UNGA session will reflect the country's important role in the UN bodies along with its regional role in all relevant issues.

During his visit to the U.S., President Sisi is expected to hold a number of meetings with his counterparts and UN officials to discuss means of developing cooperation and tackle issues of common interest.
 
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