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Egypt's El-Sisi scheduled to address UN Wednesday at 6:00PM CLT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is expected to tackle the country's political situation in his address to the 69th session of the UN General Assembly

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Sep 2014
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On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks at the opening session of the United Nations summit on climate change, at U.N. headquarters in New York. (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will address the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, state news agency MENA reported.

His address is expected to focus on Egypt's local and regional political situation since the 2011 uprising, particularly after last year's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

El-Sisi already gave an address on Tuesday during the Climate Summit in which he called on developed countries to invest in renewable energy projects in the Middle East.  

"Our nations suffer from aggravated energy crises at a time when they look to achieve high rates of growth, which requires an expansion of renewable energy projects … to provide energy with the transformation to an economic model that is more environmentally friendly," he said.

On different occasions, El-Sisi has called on foreign countries to invest in Egypt, whose economy has deteriorated amid political disturbance since the 2011 uprising.

He already sat with US businesspeople with whom he discussed new local tourism and trade projects in an effort to attract investment into Egypt.

El-Sisi, leading an Egyptian delegation of ministers and officials, is tackling a busy schedule in New York, where he is also expected to meet US President Barack Obama.

He has already met with several international state officials, most notably Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, whose country's Nile Dam projects might affect Egypt's water supply.

In addition, he met several US congresspeople, as well as the chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, former US president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hilary Clinton.

The president also gave several interviews to US media including the Wall Street Journal and CBS TV network.


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25-09-2014 04:30am
Mr. President, great speech at the UN, but ...
Mr. President, great speech at the UN today, very good points. However, If I may sir offer some advice: 1. Egypt needs International support, and no better way to achieve that than you sir, our leader, mastering the English language, the language of International politics and economy. 2. If you elect to present in Arabic, perhaps use your own words from the heart, rather than reading a flowery speech written by a poet with little logic to it, change your speech writer sir. 3. We don’t hear Christian word leaded opening their speeches with “with the name of Jesus” so why injecting the name of God or Mohamed in all our Arabic speeches no need sir I would suggest sir that your advisors listen to the Speech of King Abdulla of Jordan at the UN, not just the perfect English, but more importantly the clear points, the direct messages, and absence to poetry. One other point sir, your translator at Charlie Rose program, needs to be replaced, he made your answers sound much worse in English
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