Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
CAIRO – 10 October 2020: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry recalled on Friday for establishing a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction, applying the internet governance, and preserving the cybersecurity.
During his speech at a virtual meeting for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) bloc on the sidelines of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s firm support for the political solutions to the conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen, besides finding a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions to end the occupation and establish a Palestinian independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The participants in the virtual meeting adopted a political declaration regarding the NAM priorities of addressing the economic and social repercussions of the coronavirus (COVID019) pandemic, combating terrorism, and strengthening efforts to maintain international peace and security, said Egypt’s Permanent Representative for the United Nations Mohamed Idris in a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Idris added that the meeting praised Egypt’s initiative of “Cairo Road Map for Enhancing Peacekeeping Operation” in supporting the balanced implementation in the UN peacekeeping system.
In the Non-Aligned Movement Summit held on May 4, 2020, virtually, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Monday highlighted the need for international cooperation and solidarity to immediately respond to the coronavirus crisis.
President Sisi, during the summit, called for providing the required medical and preventive supplies and enhancing scientific research to develop a treatment and a vaccine for the deadly virus. He also called for supporting the economies of developing countries and curbing the impact of the crisis on food security.
The NAM is the second largest grouping of states, consisting of developing countries that are not officially part of other blocs. It is concerned with ensuring sovereignty, national independence, and security of its member states.