News

Egypt’s President Sisi Urges International Community to Address Development in UN Speech

Egypt’s President Sisi Urges International Community to Address Development in UN Speech

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)

Egypt actively participated in all stages of drafting “an ambitious development agenda” beyond 2015, said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday.

Sisi addressed world leaders in the Sustainable Development Summit in New York where he will attend the 70th UN General Assembly meeting.

He added that by 2030 Egypt aims to reduce poverty, eradicate hunger, achieve sustainable development and the right to education for all.

He urged all segments of society to take part in the desired development process “to achieve fair and balanced development” for all peoples, especially women, who play a pivotal role in various walks of life.

The Egyptian president also said that the international community must react swiftly to obstacles to sustainable development, especially terrorism.

Egypt formulated a sustainable development strategy in March to coincide with the Egypt Economic Development Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, with the aim to achieve economic development, improve the investment environment and enhance human capital.

He said that “the opening of the new Suez Canal was the culmination of the great effort of the people of Egypt, who were able in one year, not only to dig an international waterway but inaugurate a giant development project and a key component in the new development roadmap which transformed Egypt into a regional center for trade development and investment in the world.”

“Development has been a historical right enjoyed by all states. The exercise of this right today has become a necessity for coexistence which requires providing the necessary support for developing countries,” Sisi concluded.

Egypt Police Kill Nine 'Brotherhood Members Planning Eid Attacks'
Egypt's Sisi Expected to Hold High-Profile Meetings During New York Visit

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

Top Oil Companies Plan to Invest in Egypt More Than Anywhere in the World

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2017

The Egyptian ‘Blind Sheikh’, Linked to 1993 New York Attack, Dies in U.S. Prison

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 19, 2017

Three Egyptian Soldiers Killed During Central Sinai Raids on Terrorist Hideouts

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2017

Russian Government Approves Egyptian-Russian Aviation Security Protocol

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 18, 2017

Egypt’s Cotton Exports Increase by 63.9%

Aswat MasriyaFebruary 17, 2017

Nadia Abdou Becomes Egypt’s First Ever Female Governor

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 16, 2017

Meet Egypt’s Newest Ministers Following a Cabinet Reshuffle

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 16, 2017

Egypt Denies Proposing to Give Sinai Land for Palestinian State

Aya NaderFebruary 15, 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.

© 2017 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.