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Egypt's Sisi meets with UN secretary general in Addis Ababa, chairs AU summit closed session

MENA , Sunday 9 Feb 2020
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi during a meeting with the United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres ( Photo: Egypt's Presidential Spokesperson Facebook page)
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Egypt's President President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Sunday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Addis Ababa, Egypt's Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Radi said in a statement.

El-Sisi also chaired the African the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit closed session, which is currently held in the Ethiopian capital.

Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said Sisi asserted that Egypt is keen on maintaining cooperation with the UN institutions in the different domains to boost international peace and security.

During the meeting, El- Sisi reviewed the priorities of Egypt  during its presidency of the African Union in 2019, which included continuing progress as regards the implementation of UN Development Agenda in Africa, boosting inter-Africa integration projects and regional merging in addition to achieving tangible steps on the track of settling disputes.

Meanwhile, Guterres lauded Egypt's distinguished position at the international arena, expressing appreciation for continued cooperation between Egypt and the UN.

Guterres also praised the strenuous efforts of President El- Sisi during Egypt's presidency of the AU.

The UN chief asserted keenness on promoting cooperation with Egypt to lay down basis of stability, security and development at the regional level especially in light of Egypt's pivotal role in Africa and the Middle East and its continuous support of the UN reform initiatives in the different domains in addition to Egypt's major contribution to the UN peace-keeping operations.

The meeting also tackled the latest developments of many regional issues, especially the situation in Libya, Syria and the peace process in the Middle East, Radi said.
 

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