Egypt FM Meets UN Humanitarian Coordinator

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s keenness on engaging in international humanitarian action, citing its annual contributions to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti said Shoukry informed the UN official on Egypt’s efforts to cement the ceasefire agreement reached between the Palestinian and Israeli sides in Gaza Strip.

Talks also tackled preparations for the Gaza reconstruction conference that will take place in Cairo on October 12, 2014.

The conference is organized by Egypt and Norway and comes under the sponsorship of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.


Source : Egypt State Information Service