Egypt committed to backing UN peacekeeping, peace-building role: FM Shoukry

MENA , Tuesday 27 Sep 2022

Egypt is committed to backing the United Nations peacekeeping and peace-building role, and actively participating in peacekeeping operations in conflict-hit regions, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said.

Minister Sameh Shoukry of Foreign affairs in his meeting with the UN Secretary-General Ant nio Guterres. Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry


During a meeting on Monday with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the end of his visit to New York to participate in the high-level meetings of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Shoukry also reaffirmed Egypt's commitment to supporting and honouring the objectives of the United Nations Charter.

The two sides discussed the outcome of the high-level meetings at the UNGA 77, Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abou Zeid said in a statement.

The meeting also focused on the economic and political fallout from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Libya and the Middle East, the Palestinian cause and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) dispute, the spokesman noted.

Meanwhile, Guterres gave an outline of the UN initiatives and efforts to contain the global food crisis and reform the global economic system to alleviate the growing burdens of current crises on developing nations.

He also hailed Egypt's important role in advancing multilateralism, especially within the framework of regional groups and groupings of developing nations, such as the G-77 (plus China).

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