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Business meetings and a Fox News interview: A busy schedule for Egypt's Sisi in New York on Monday

The Egyptian president's office released details on Monday of his packed schedule ahead of the United Nations General Assembly

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Sep 2017
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Saudi ambassador to Washington Prince Khaled Bin Salman Al Saud "L" with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi "R" (Photo:Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is in New York this week to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), and details of his visit released on Monday show a packed schedule of events.

Monday marks the second day of El-Sisi's official visit, and the president's schedule for the day includes meetings with US businessmen and media interviews, according to a press release issued by the Egyptian president's office on Monday morning.

The Egyptian president will be receiving a number of prominent Americans at his official New York residence, including members of the United States Chamber of commerce. He will meet afterwards with members of Business Council for International Understanding.

Also on Monday, the US-based TV network Fox News will interview El-Sisi. The interview follows a previous interview with Fox News in April, during his visit to Washington DC. At the previous UNGA in 2016, El-Sisi was interviewed by CNN.

The Egyptian president arrived in New York on Sunday to participate in the 72nd UNGA. The General Debate starts on Tuesday this week, with El-Sisi due to deliver a speech to the assembly on Tuesday.

On Sunday evening, El-Sisi met with Saudi Ambassador to Washington Prince Khaled Bin Salman Al-Saud. According to the Egyptian presidency, the two men discussed ways of achieving political solutions to a number of crises in the Middle East region.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Khaled Fawzy, the head of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate, also attended the meeting.

On Sunday, El-Sisi also met with United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed for talks on regional issues and Egypt-UAE relations.

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