Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 18: Sisi flies to New York City for UNGA meetings; Egypt, Turkey FMs meeting reflects ‘desire to overcome’ bilateral difference- Cairo
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - YOUM7

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Sisi flies to New York City for UNGA meetings

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi departed the Cairo International Airport Sunday morning, heading to New York City where he will attend 71st session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) meetings, Youm7 reported.

It is scheduled that President Sisi will give his speech at the UNGA on Tuesday, talking about the latest development of all political economic issues of the Middle East and Egypt’s stance towards the regional issues.

Sisi will attend the UN Security Council Summit on Wednesday, focusing on the situations in Syria and Libya.


Egypt calls on NAM participants to exert more counter-terrorism efforts

Counter-terrorism requires an intensified international efforts against all terrorist organizations,and needs hard work to refute the terrorist ideology, said President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in a speech was delivered by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on behalf at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) organization in Venezuela.

It is necessary to eliminate all terrorist funding sources and find political solutions to the conflicts of some countries and exploited by the terrorists who control over their lands and peoples, the statement added.


Dead body of Egyptian expat who killed in Italy will be deported back home next week

Egyptian national was killed by a truck in Italy city of Piacenza was accidentally standing near a protest by a group of Postmen when the truck, belongs to the company where he was working for, ran over him, his mother told 90 Minutes talk show on Mehwar channel on Saturday evening.

Egyptian Consul in Milan Ahmed Shahin said that the dead body of the citizen will be deported back home for burial next week, Youm7 reported Saturday.

Egypt’s General Consulate in Milan has sent a delegation to the family of Egyptian expat to offer condolences and look at the facts and circumstances of the incident.

The Italian police forces have arrested on the truck driver, who is now under investigations.


Egypt, Turkey FMs meeting reflects ‘desire to overcome’ bilateral difference: Cairo

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Saturday with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the NAM summit in Venezuela “has reflected a desire to overcome differences with Egypt, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid on his official Twitter account Saturday.

Shoukry chaired Egypt’s delegation in the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which is kicked off Saturday in Venezuela.

After the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, 2013, Turkey, a critical ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned his ouster by the army after mass protests called for the end of his regime on June 30, 2013. Since then, relations between both sides have strained; in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, when he was Prime Minister of Turkey, describing Morsi’s ouster as a “coup,” Egypt on Nov. 23, 2013 downgraded bilateral diplomatic relations with Turkey when it declared Turkish ambassador Hussein Botsali persona non grata.


Egypt’s Navy head witnesses floating of under-construction Gowind® 2500 corvette built in France

Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Navy, Admiral Osama Rabie has witnessed the floating of the under-construction Gowind® 2500 corvette built by the DCNS in France’s Lorient, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al Ahram reported Saturday.

The corvette was named The Conqueror and will be delivered to Egypt by the end of 2017 . Per a contract between the navies of two countries, the DCNS is building the Conqueror in France while three other corvettes are being constructed in Egypt’s Alexandria Shipyard.

Admiral Rabie has visited Lorient to take delivery of the second Mistral-class Helicopter Carrier, which was named after the late President Anwar El Sadat, on Sept. 16.

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