Highlights of Sisi’s Address to Unga 69th Session

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi participated in the inauguration of the general debate of the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) and delivered a speech on Wednesday 2492014.

The Egyptian delegation included the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations Ambassador Amr Aboul Atta.

The President began his speech by wishing Uganda success in chairing the 69th session of the UNGA and expressed Egypt’s support for the United Nations Secretary General to realize the goals and objectives of the organization, Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Alaa Youssef said in a press release.

The President praised the people of Egypt, who revolted against tyranny and exclusion, highlighting the main events that took place over the course of the past three years.

The President reiterated that this phase was a first step on the road toward realizing the hopes and aspirations of the Egyptians for a better future. He also asserted that the world now realizes that Egypt’s views on the situation in the region have been correct, particularly concerning attempts by extremist and terrorist groups to take control of the region’s societies and challenge the noble values and teachings of religions that preach peaceful coexistence and renounce violence.

Sisi reviewed Egypt’s comprehensive strategies in the political, economic and social spheres for building a “New Egypt” a homeland that can accommodate all its people, regardless of their affiliation, and that secures them a better future through laying the foundations of a g economy that attracts investment.

The President also presented Egypt’s vision on how to combat terrorism and the escalation of violence and extremism in a number of countries in the region. This will happen through laying the foundations of a “nation state” and applying the principles of citizenship and the rule of law, as well as confronting extremist and terrorist groups that attempt to impose their opinions through violence and intimidation in the name of religion.

He also underlined Egypt’s stance on a number of regional issues, particularly in Palestine, Libya, Syria and Iraq.

In addition, the President affirmed the underpinnings of Egypt’s foreign policy that is based on parity, mutual respect and a commitment to non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. He noted that Egypt intends to run for a non-permanent seat at the Security Council for the period 20162017.

MENA

Source : Egypt State Information Service