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Egypt Celebrates UNSC Candidacy With Gala Dinner in New York

Egypt Celebrates UNSC Candidacy With Gala Dinner in New York

Photo: Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.
Photo: Inigo Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations hosted a gala in honor of Egypt’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the 2016-2017 United Nations Security Council.

The gala, which took place last night at the Metropolitan Museum’s Temple of Dendur, included performances by stars from the musical Akhenaten, directed by Egyptian native Hisham Abdel Khalek.

Akhenaten is a musical set in Ancient Egypt that revolves around the pharaoh Akhenaten, his wife Nefertiti and their son King Tut.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attended the gala alongside members of other UN delegations.

Shoukry traveled to New York City on Monday to promote Egypt’s candidacy for the Africa Group seat in the Council, which Senegal is also vying for.

The vote is due to take place on Thursday.

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