The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted on Friday an Arab non-binding resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed Egypt's strong belief that the best way for preventing conflicts and building peace is the faithful implementation of the sustainable development's agenda, which in turn helps achieve security and stability in face of current major challenges.
He welcomed Egypt's joining the BRICS grouping, which confirms the distinguished position that Egypt enjoys at both the international and regional levels, he said.
The meeting was organized by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU).
On the sidelines of the UNGA, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry met his Albanian counterpart Igli Hasani, expressing hope to build upon the outcomes of the Albanian prime minister's visit to Egypt in 2021.
The meeting mainly discussed updates of the Palestinian Cause.
The new session of the General Assembly will he held under the title “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.”
The World Youth Forum (WYF) has praised the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution welcoming the contributions of the forum, which is held in Sharm El-Sheikh city.
For his part, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, appreciated the MWL and Mohammed Al-Issa for their valuable and remarkable efforts, saying: “A common factor among all religious organizations and associations is their wonderful ability to positively influence different social circles. There is a dire need for these organizations and associations in many areas of the world that are suffering."
This came as the ministers met on Sunday on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.
In a ministerial meeting for the committee on Thursday, Shoukry also lauded the committee’s efforts in laying the economic foundations on which the Palestinian state can lean on within the framework of the two-state solution, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.
Shoukry made the remarks in a meeting on Wednesday with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a tweet Tuesday that Shoukry held on Monday a number of meetings on the sidelines of session with his counterparts in a number of countries including the foreign ministers of France, Cyprus, the Untired States, Norway and The Netherlands.
Minister Shoukry stressed during the event the importance of addressing the issue of loss and damage, which has become a recurring phenomenon around the world and is manifested in several forms such as severe weather events that result in great human and material losses and damages.
The Foreign Minister reviewed the Egyptian efforts to consolidate the truce reached by the Yemeni parties last April.
Both ministers expressed their appreciation for enhancing the bilateral relations recently such as holding the joint committee on trade in July 2022 and the increase in the volume of trade exchange, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement.
The meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs focused on bilateral relations, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed to his Dutch counterpart, Wopke Hoekstra, pumping further investments into the Egyptian market especially in the field of green transformation.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister will take part in a ministerial breakfast that includes the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen, besides the ministerial meeting of the Aid Coordination Committee for the Palestinian People AHLC.
Out of 193 UN Member States, a total of 141 countries voted in favor of the resolution, “which reaffirms Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.” Meanwhile, five countries (Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, Russia and Syria) voted against it, while 35 abstained.