CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in New York Thursday to take part in the 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 70,) slated to kick off Sept. 25, Youm7 reported.
Sisi is scheduled to deliver Egypt’s statement before the UNGA, clarify the country’s vision on various regional and international issues including combating terrorism and illegal immigration and put up initiatives aiming to achieve security in the Middle East, according to the State Information Service (SIS.)
Sisi is accompanied by a ministerial delegation comprising of ministers of environment, international cooperation, social solidarity and investment.
Preceding the debate in the General Assembly, Sisi will head a committee meeting of African heads of state and government on climate change, presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef was quoted by SIS.
The president is also scheduled to take part in a number of high-profile events on the sidelines of the GA meetings, including a seminar on South-South cooperation, upon an invitation from the Chinese President, Youssef said, adding that Sisi will also attend a terrorism-combat summit at an invitation from U.S. President Barack Obama.