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Egypt's Sisi to meet UN secretary-general Guterres in Cairo Wednesday

The new secretary-general of the United Nations is currently on a regional tour

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 Feb 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (AFP)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (AFP)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will meet the secretary-general of the United Nations António Guterres in Cairo, where he is expected to hold a joint press conference with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, state news agency MENA reported.

Guterres is currently touring the region.

Earlier on Monday he spoke to the World Government Summit in Dubai, asserting that restoring trust in politics and institutions is the key to resolving global conflicts, the official website of the UN said on Monday.

The UN secretary-general held meetings with the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as well as the crown prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

On Sunday, the secretary-general also travelled to Saudi Arabia where he visited the Coalition Air Force’s Joint Operations Centre and was briefed on the coalition’s air operations in Yemen.

He held a meeting with King Salman and also held a joint press conference  with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

Guterres was asked about the Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed, replying that he is doing impartial work in a very professional way and has his full support.

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