News

Egypt’s President Sisi Calls on World to Stand Against ‘Plague of Terrorism’

Egypt’s President Sisi Calls on World to Stand Against ‘Plague of Terrorism’

General Assembly 70th session 12th plenary meeting

In his speech at the 70th UN General Assembly debate in New York Monday night, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah implored world leaders to unite in the fight against terrorism.

“Allow me to ask, how many Muslims must fall victim to this abominable extremism and odious terrorism to convince the world that all of us, Muslims and non-Muslims alike are fighting the same enemy, facing the same threat,” asked Sisi.

“How much blood must be spilt before the international community realizes that the plague against which Egypt stands as the first line of defence …that there is no alternative to solidarity among all the peoples of the world to destroy it?”

Sisi referred to the situation in Libya where “extremist powers” have imposed their presence through acts “defying Islam and the values of humanity.”

Sisi also warned against the division of Syria as a result of terrorism.

On the issue of the refugee crisis, Sisi said that “Egypt is hosting an increasing number of refugees” and emphasizes the need to settle disputes and open migration channels.

He stressed that the establishment of the State of Palestine along the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem would eliminate the most important cause of instability in the region.

He referred to Egypt’s “ambitious” Sustainable Development Strategy which targets economic development, improving the investment climate and enhancing human capital by 2030.

Sisi said that the inauguration of the New Suez Canal project “was not only Egypt’s gift to the world but it represents the embodiment of hope.”

Egypt is seeking to run for non-permanent membership in the Security Council for the next two years, as part of its aspiration to achieve international peace.

The Egyptian president arrived in to New York Thursday to head Egypt’s delegation to the UN’s annual summit.

This is the second time Sisi attends the UN General Assembly meetings since his election in June 2014.

Egyptian Journalists Assaulted by Anti-Sisi Protesters in New York
Kellogg's Acquires Egypt's Largest Cereal Company for $US 50 Million

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

1073779_big-lnd

Egypt’s Essam El-Hadary Makes African Cup History

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 18, 2017
pol

Eight Policemen Killed in Attack in Egypt’s New Valley

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 17, 2017
Tiran Island

Egypt High Court Declares Void Transfer of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 16, 2017
Top-best-hd-wallpapers-dubai-skyline-hd-wallpapers-imagen-by-balamuda

Egyptians Invest EGP 13 Billion in Dubai Real Estate in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 15, 2017
A pharmacist searches for medicine at a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Medicine Prices in Egypt Increased by up to 20%

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 13, 2017
Navy officers appear to be handing out water bottles to a group of refugees who were prevented from illegally migrating in September 2015. Credit: Military Spokesman

Egypt Prevents 12,192 from Illegally Migrating in 2016

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
Photograph released by the Ministry of Antiquities

3,500-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Tombs Unearthed in Aswan

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
egypt-taba-beach-movenpick-resort

Egypt Introduces New Security Measures for Everyone Travelling to South Sinai

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 12, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.