News

Egypt’s Sisi Expected to Hold High-Profile Meetings During New York Visit

Egypt’s Sisi Expected to Hold High-Profile Meetings During New York Visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addressing the 69th Session of the General Assembly in 2014.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addressing the 69th Session of the General Assembly in 2014.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in New York on Thursday to participate in the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sisi is expected to give a statement to the General Assembly on the overall developments in Egypt in addition to Egypt’s stance on regional issues in the Middle East. He will also tackle the issue of “combating terrorism” and achieving security and stability.

The president is scheduled to hold three meetings upon his arrival including a meeting with chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab and Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, reported the state-run MENA news agency.

US President Barack Obama invited Sisi to attend the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism on September 29th in New York.

Sisi will also head the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change. He will meet a number of major US corporate leaders and heads of investment funds.

The Egyptian president will hold a number of high-profile meetings with heads of states and governments to boost bilateral relations and exchange visions on regional and international issues.

Parallel to Sisi’s efforts, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in New York, where the two discussed Iran’s role in stabilizing the region and potential solutions to the crisis in Syria, state media Al-Ahram reported.

Shoukry also reportedly met with the foreign ministers of Romania and Colombia, Bogdan Aurescu and María Ángela Holguín, to exchange views on a wide array of issues.

By Aswat Masriya, edited by Egyptian Streets

Egypt's President Sisi Urges International Community to Address Development in UN Speech
In Photos: Egyptians Celebrate Eid Al-Adha

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in News

Egypt Discovers ‘Oldest Mummy Ever Found’: Zahi Hawass

Egyptian Streets26 January 2023

Egypt’s Al-Sisi in India to Boost Strategic Partnerships and Investments

Farah Rafik25 January 2023

Forbes to Build its First-Ever Branded Tower in the New Administrative Capital

Marina Makary23 January 2023

Juhayna’s Founder and CEO Safwan Thabet and His Son Released From Prison

Egyptian Streets22 January 2023

Egypt Qualifies for Quarter-Finals of the 2023 Handball World Championship

Farah Rafik22 January 2023

Columbia University Names Nemat “Minouche” Shafik as 20th President

Mona Abdou20 January 2023

First All-Women UN Peacekeeping Unit is Formed of Only Egyptians

Mona Abdou19 January 2023

Handball World Championship: Egypt Defeats United States in a 35-16 win

Farah Rafik18 January 2023