UN role decaying in international conflicts: FM
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry - YOUM7/Hassan Muhammed

CAIRO: On the anniversary of World War I, Egypt participated in the celebration held in New York by the Indian mission, which discussed recent conflicts occurring around the world that may start World War III.

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Friday regarding Ambassador Moataz Khalil’s speech during thecelebration, in which he started talking about World War I and how it affected the nations that didn’t participate in the war and didn’t have direct interests including Egypt itself and India.

He explained that the League of Nations was established to avoid other potential wars in the future, but unfortunately, it failed to prevent World War ll.”Despite the UN’s success so far to prevent wars, the continuing conflicts around the world are warning that its role (UN) is decaying, especially if its inability to solve international conflicts continues.”

The UN was playing a big role ending international conflicts since its establishment 1945.

Lately, its role has been effective in the Palestinian – Israeli conflict as United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon participated in a joint press conference in Cairo with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry last July announcing a 12-hour cease-fire between the two sides.

Concerning the current situation in Iraq and Libya, the United Nations released statements condemning the situation there describing what’s happening in northern Iraq by armed militants as ‘cultural cleansing’ calling on them for an immediate stop and calling on the factions in Libya to end the clashes and start negotiating.

Present at the celebration held in New York, according to the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were delegations from Iraq,Belgium,Nigeria, Jamaica, Greece, Tanzania, andKenya, besides United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

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