The United Nations is looking to boost cooperation with Egypt to promote peace, stability and development in Africa and the Middle East, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was quoted as saying in a statement by the Egyptian presidency on Thursday
Guterres met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the sidelines of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) attended by a number of African leaders and representatives of international organisations.
El-Sisi said Cairo is looking for United Nations support in tackling major issues in developing countries and help with implementing the organisation's 2030 development agenda in these nations, the statement said.
The pair discussed cooperation between the UN and the 55-nation African Union, which is currently chaired by El-Sisi, in post-conflict reconstruction and development in the African continent.
The three-day summit in Yokohama, Japan, will conclude on Friday.