Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, left, during his meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly meetings on Wednesday (photo: AP)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has expressed Egypt's keenness to enhance cooperation with the United Nations' various institutions in order to help maintain international peace and security.
El-Sisi's remarks came during his meeting on Wednesday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
The secretary-general expressed the UN's appreciation for the long and fruitful cooperation with Egypt, praising Egypt's efforts during its presidency of the African Union this year.
Guterres also praised Egypt's constructive role in strengthening African peace and security, and pushing the efforts of continental integration and sustainable development through the launch of the Continental Free Trade Agreement.
The spokesman added that the meeting also tackled the latest developments in a number of regional issues, including efforts to combat terrorism.