Sisi Has Another Day of Intensive Activities in NY

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had intensive activities all through Wednesday 2492014. He attended the inaugural session of the UN General Assembly and delivered Egypt’s address to the international gathering, presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said on Thursday 2592014.

This was followed by a number of meetings, which were attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, he said.

The first of these meetings, the spokesman noted, was with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who reiterated his praise of the unwavering supportive Egyptian stances towards the Palestinian rights, embodied recently by the efforts Cairo exerted to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza.

The talks between the two leaders covered the outcome of indirect Palestinian-Israeli negotiations in Cairo and arrangements for a Gaza reconstruction conference, which Egypt will host in October, he said.

Then, President Sisi had talks with Iraqi President Fouad Masum to whom he reaffirmed Egypt’s keenness on preserving Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity and readiness to stand by its side until it achieves stability and overcomes its crisis, the spokesman said.

Sisi stressed that Iraq should adopt a policy of inclusiveness towards its entire people and avoid any discrimination against any group of its citizens for sectarian or ethnical reasons, underling that the Iraqi army in particular should be protected against sectarianism and narrow prejudices.

Talks also tackled Iraq’s internal developments and the confrontation with terrorist groups.

For his part, Masum asserted that the new Iraqi government would be a broad-based one that would work to bring about social balance and political stability and security. Also, he expressed his appreciation of the role played by Egypt to support his country and asserted Iraq’s interest in further bolstering bilateral cooperation.

After that, the President met with Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jabir Mubarak Al-Sabah, who expressed happiness for Egypt’s restoration of its leading regional role. He voiced eagerness to increase Kuwaiti investments in Egypt in the future to contribute to the country’s already noticed economic recovery steps.

Sisi had talks as well with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel-Aziz. They discussed the situation in Libya and the way it is influencing the political and security conditions of neighboring countries. Talks also took up ways to enhance ties.

Moreover, the President received South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, who underlined Egypt’s significant role in the Middle East and Africa and praised the support provided by Egypt to his country in all spheres, particularly education. He said his government looks forward to the continuation of this support and abides by the peaceful settlement of its own political differences.

He also asserted the need to always regard the River Nile a true opportunity for cooperation and development among all Nile Basin nations.

Sisi met as well with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and they addressed ways of boosting cooperation and coordination on all fronts and making the best use of the River Nile water as well as realizing development all across the African continent to improve the life of its people.

Sisi underscored that Egypt pays much attention to consolidating its relations with all sisterly African countries.


Source : Egypt State Information Service