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Egypt's Sisi to address security, development at UN General Assembly

El-Sisi's visit to the UN headquarters in New York will be his second after being sworn in as Egypt's president in June 2014

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 Sep 2015
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File Photo: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, of Egypt, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will head to New York Thursday following Eid prayers to attend the 70th UN General Assembly.

El-Sisi is expected to give a speech at the UN, whose assembly is due to Friday, addressing topics including developments in the political and economic situation in Egypt, as well as Cairo’s position towards regional issues in the Middle East, according to government spokesperson Hossam Al-Qawish.

The president will emphasise Egypt's vision of the fight against terrorism. The speech will also suggest new ideas and initiatives concerning global security and stability.

Al-Qawish also said that the first day of the visit will be spent in the UN assembly, which this year will adopt a developmental agenda post-2015.

About 150 heads of states and top officials are expected to attend the three-day session.

Member states decided that the UN summit on the adoption of a new sustainable development agenda, with 17 goals, will be held 25-27 September in New York and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. On Friday, 193 world leaders are due to commit to 17 goals to be achieved in the next 15 years, including ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and addressing climate change. 

Qawish added that El-Sisi’s speech will address the developmental agenda for 2015-2030 and the goals that Egypt contributed in formulating.  

El-Sisi’s visit to New York will be his second following his participation in the 69th UN General Assembly last year. El-Sisi's speech last year concentrated on Egypt’s fight against terrorism, peace talks and global developmental goals.  

This year, the Egyptian president heads a committee that gathers heads of African states and governments concerned with climate change issues. This chairmanship is on a rotational basis.

Egypt will give attention to issues of climate change and the importance of shared responsibility between developed and developing countries.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian president held a telephone conversation Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande, during which the two exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues that will be discussed during the UN assembly.

The two presidents stressed the importance of achieving peace in the Middle East, and the positive impact this would have on global security and the international economic situation.

Middle East conflicts, migration issues and the fight against terrorism are expected to be the issues dominating the various meetings to be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to convene a special meeting concerning the current immigration crisis on 30 September.

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Sam Enslow
24-09-2015 09:10am
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China example
It is a shame President Sisi is going to give a speech. It would have been better had he followed the example of the President of China. He had the advanced work done to sign deals with US firms and to hold extensive meetings with potential investors to discuss trade and commercial points of agreement and disagreement with the heads of major companies (for China now the focus was technology) . Actual deals were signed, not MOI's, and progress was made in understanding the view poin'ts of both trading partners. It is good President Sisi will address the
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Tut
25-09-2015 02:13pm
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It is up to his advisors
President Sisi has been always ready to champion economic development, inside and out, the issue is his advisors. Most of whom are Military brass with self-preserving focus: buy more arms, lead a ban-Arab army, and focus only on military cooperation with the US, Russia, and France. They created the rift between the US and Egypt over the useless Jets and tanks, they helped kill tourism with their backward security policies, and if not replaced with economic experts, they will take Sisi, and Egypt in the wrong direction. A CEO can’t do much without the right team.
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Khan
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Reall face of united nation
If united nation are fair than united nation won.t alliwed sisi for speech because his charters are only Blood and dark now uno show his reall face to the world . Uno not care of Human rights only care how to protect criminals muslim Rulers
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Gave
24-09-2015 05:33am
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Egypt is a run by the military and is a terrorist country
The US should stay as far away from Egypt as we can. This country is a terrorist country and is run by the military. They just murdered several tourists, and systematically murdering their own people who want a Democratic country. The current government is a military dictatorship, worst than that last one. People in Egypt will never ever be allowed to ask for democracy, they will all be killed and the US will allow that to happened if we keep supporting this current government. All the hard work with the uprising for a new country was useless. So many people were murdered for nothing.
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Tut
25-09-2015 02:42pm
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If History is any indication …
The French revolution, the US independence, Civil rights, Women rights, and many other prominent events haven’t materialized overnight. Egypt suffers from decades and decades of democratic and economic neglect; it will take years to overturn all that. It will take many governments to get it right; it might swing between Army and religious nuts for a while; but ultimately capable civilian leaders will emerge and take the country in the right track; Egyptian youth had a taste for democratic revolutions in 2011, don’t write us off just yet!
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Binyameen
23-09-2015 11:02pm
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United nation supporting criminals
Exzample of united nation like a Divide nation united nation always support murderer and dictator what sisi done Every single person know very well inispite that united nation supporting cruck person united nation has lot of blood in his history
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Liala
23-09-2015 09:51pm
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World are blind are making fool?
United nation making a front role to crash muslims and crashers are muslims the rights are muslims has messing up Inside united nation now thousand people killer giving lecture there of terrorsim shame
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Allen
23-09-2015 09:15pm
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Good occasion to educate the sadly naive "leaders" in the west.
Obama must be cringing, as his air headed policies will be exposed yet again.
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Tut
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The right speech …
The Great Egyptian Civilization still the core of our DNA. We went through a difficult transition since the 2011 revolution; we had to balance security and development, it wasn’t easy. We made a few mistakes, learned a few lessons, and now we are ready to chart a new course. We will focus on 5 goals: (1) Comprehensive Economic Development across all corners of Egypt to eradicate poverty and deny terrorists a foot hold in our territories. (2) Religious freedom and interfaith tolerance; everyone will be free to practice any faith in Egypt with no prosecution. (3) Democratic reform, all Egyptians are welcome to run for office as long as they keep their faith in their hearts, not on their political agendas. (4) Social reforms; we will chart a new Egyptian century lit by respect for human rights, equality for women, modern education, and population planning. (5) International cooperation, we don’t need more arms; we need your investment and economic expertise to help us rebuild our nation.
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Sal
24-09-2015 11:52pm
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Good summay
They should hire people like you to fix Egypt's image inside and out !!!
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zurmat
23-09-2015 08:23pm
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the word of terrorism is not looking good in sisi mounth
how many protesters has been killed by sisi and he calling to other terrorist hahaha haaaa united nation listening his bloody speech curse on united nation
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