CAIRO: The Egyptian Permanent Mission to the UN hosted a banquet dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Tuesday to promote Egypt’s non-permanent membership in the Security Council, Youm7 reported.
The banquet comes two days before the vote scheduled to be held Thursday during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.
Foreign ministers and diplomats from several countries along with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawaas, the Consul General of Egypt in New York, Ambassador Ahmed Farouk and permanent representatives of U.N. member states were present during the banquet.
“As a founding member of the United Nations, Egypt played a significant role in keeping international peace and security during the past decades. Egypt, as a country of a great political weight, has been committed to achieve global peace security stated in the Purposes and Principles of the Charter,” said Shoukry.
Egypt is the only candidate for the allotted Arab state in the African group in 2016-2017, and is all but assured its seat.