Egypt's FM Shoukry to fly to New York Friday ahead of UN General Assembly

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Sep 2017

File Photo: Egypt' foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo:Al-Ahram)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shouky will fly to New York from London on Friday to take part in the UN General Assembly, the ministry said in a statement.

Shoukry will take part in the assembly’s high-level debate, which will begin on Tuesday 19 September, with a focus on the theme, “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.”

The minister is also scheduled to attend a high-level meeting on combating online terrorism as well as a series of ministerial meetings on the Middle East, Syria, South Sudan and central Africa, as well as talks by the Group of 77 (G-77) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Shoukry is flying from London, where he took part in a six-party ministerial meeting on the Libyan crisis on Wednesday which was attended by foreign ministers of the US, the UK, France, Italy, the UAE and Egypt, alongside the UN’s Libya envoy.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will also attend the 72nd session of the UNGA.

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