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New UN Secretary-General to visit Egypt during Middle East tour in February

Antonio Guterres will also visit Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Feb 2017
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (photo: Reuter)
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres started on Thursday a visit to six Middle East countries including Egypt, where he will discuss regional and international files with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and other state official, state news agency MENA reported on Friday.

As part of his first official tour in the region, the UN's secretary-general will accordingly visit Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Egypt.

President El-Sisi congratulated the Portuguese people on the election of Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations during an official visit to Lisbon in November 2016. 

Last October, the General Assembly of the United Nations appointed by acclamation Antonio Guterres, who is the former Prime Minister of Portugal, as the United Nations Secretary-General to succeed Ban Ki-moon, who ended his term on 31 December.

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