CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet the United Nation General Assembly (UNSC) President Sam Kahamba Kutesa Tuesday, the Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef announced.
President Kutesa will discuss series of international and regional issues with Sisi; he will hold meetings with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry and the Egyptian Council on Foreign Relations at the Diplomatic Club in Cairo, the United Nations Bureau in Cairo also announced.
Kutesa’s visit is the first since Sisi assumed the power in June 2014.
“The President of the General Assembly is expected to meet with the United Nations Country Team which is composed of 23 resident agencies, funds, and programs and includes eight non-resident entities, in addition to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which have liaison offices in Egypt,” the U.N. statement read.
Egypt is slated to run unopposed for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council; the African Union Foreign Ministers officially nominated Egypt the African seat Jan. 27.
In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in September 2014, Sisi called United Nations member states to support Egypt’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council from 2016-2017 to “achieve the interests of developing countries.”