Egypt FM Shoukry to participate in 70th UN General Assembly

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Sep 2015

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will head the delegation for the UN General Assembly that begins on 28 September

Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will travel to New York on Sunday morning to participate in the 70th UN General Assembly session, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Shoukry is also preparing for the participation of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi who will head Egypt's delegation in the high level meetings.

Egypt is expected to participate in a couple of meetings, including one for foreign ministers. According to the foreign minister spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid, Egypt will participate in the meetings in order to share its ideas and priorities on the topics that are raised.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that he will convene a high level meeting later this month to mobilise a “humane, effective and rights-based response towards the growing refugee crisis. 60 million people have fled their home countries according to the UN news centre.

The annual general debate will begin at the UN Headquarters on 28 September. Member States will gather ahead of that from 25 to 27 September for the Sustainable Development Summit.


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