Egypt's Sisi flies to New York for UN General Assembly session
Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Sep 2016
On the sidelines of the summit El-Sisi will chair an African Union summit and is due to meet US presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump


Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi left to New York on Sunday to take part in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, state news agency MENA reported.

El-Sisi is due to deliver a speech on Tuesday on the economic and political developments in Egypt as well as Cairo's stance on regional issues.

On Wednesday, it is planned that El-Sisi will take part in a UN Security Council summit addressing developments in the Middle East that will be attended by US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and British PM Theresa May.

The summit, which will be chaired by New Zealand’sPrime MinisterJohn Key, will lend special focus to the crises in war-torn Syria and Libya, MENA said.

The president will also participate in a high-level meeting that will discuss means to confront the refugee crisis and the influx of migrants as a result of ongoing turmoil in their countries.

El-Sisi will chair an African Union Peace and Security Council summit on the sidelines of the assembly to discuss the latest developments in South Sudan in the wake of heavyfightingincapital Juba inJuly.

The president will also head a climate change committee meeting with African leaders to look at the outcome of the December Paris agreement on climate change and preparations for next February's UN climatesummitinMarrakech.

El-Sisi is due to hold talks with top world leaders on the sidelines of the session including the French President, the British PM, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as well as US presidential candidates HillaryClintonand DonaldTrump.

He will also sit with top US business executives to discuss US investment in Egypt.



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